Walkers advises on the laws of Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands (BVI), the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Ireland and Jersey. 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, regulatory and risk advisory, and private capital 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 Group at Walkers' Bermuda office.
She joined Walkers in 2019 from the Bermuda Monetary Authority ("BMA") where she worked in their legal enforcement and policy department. There, she was an integral member of the BMA representative for the CFATF Mutual Evaluation Assessment and was responsible for completing the technical assessment.
Melanie advises on Bermuda regulatory matters, regularly advising clients on the existing regulatory framework in Bermuda as well as the evolving regulatory landscape. She also 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 applications and other statutory 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 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, UKLegal Practice Course, BPP University of Law, Manchester, UKGraduate Diploma of Law, BPP University of Law, Manchester, UKBachelor of Arts (Hons), Geography and Environmental Science, Queen's University, Ontario, Canada