Walkers advises on the laws of Bermuda*, the British Virgin Islands (BVI), the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Ireland and Jersey (Channel Islands). We are experienced in all types of international and cross-border transactions covering a broad range of sectors with a particular focus on both contentious and non-contentious corporate and finance law, investment funds, private equity, structured products, capital markets and trusts.
Walkers Professional Services provides registered office, corporate, and fiduciary services from Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Dubai, Hong Kong and Ireland. We also provide compliance services from the Cayman Islands through Walkers Compliance, a one-stop-shop which helps clients address evolving Anti-Money Laundering Regulations, including outsourcing and supporting their compliance functions. Working together with Walkers law firm, Walkers Professional Services delivers a seamless integration of legal, corporate, fiduciary and compliance services.
Walkers delivers clear, concise and practical advice based on an in-depth knowledge of the legal, regulatory and commercial environment in Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Ireland and Jersey.
Melanie Fullerton is a senior associate in the Regulatory & Risk Advisory Practice at Walkers' Bermuda office. Melanie joined Walkers in 2019 from the Bermuda Monetary Authority (the "BMA") where she worked in their legal enforcement and policy department. She was an integral member of the BMA representative for the CFATF Mutual Evaluation Assessment and was responsible for completing the technical assessment. Prior to her time at the BMA, Melanie worked as a corporate lawyer advising on a wide range of Bermuda-based and international legal matters. Melanie advises on Bermuda regulatory matters; not only advising clients on the existing regulatory framework in Bermuda, but also the evolving regulatory landscape. She advises financial services businesses on a wide range of regulatory matters, including conducting the review and analysis of AML/ATF policies and procedures; advising and completing change of control and other required notifications with the BMA; advising and preparing licensing applications for regulated financial institutions; advising clients on general regulatory matters such as economic substance, data privacy and protection; regulatory governance; and also advises local pension providers and medical practitioners on the specific regulatory changes affecting their industry.
Prior to joining Walkers, Melanie worked for the Bermuda Monetary Authority as a senior officer in the Legal, Policy and Enforcement Department. Prior to joining the BMA, she practised for five years in the corporate team of another Bermuda law firm.
Admitted In:Bermuda Qualifications:LLM Professional Legal Practice, BPP University of Law, Manchester, United KingdomLegal Practice Course, BPP University of Law, Manchester, United Kingdom Graduate Diploma of Law, BPP University of Law, Manchester, United Kingdom BA Honors Degree, Geography and Environmental Science, Queen's University, Ontario, Canada