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.
Michael Wynne is the Senior Vice President of Regulatory Compliance Services and leads the Walkers Regulatory Compliance service line in Bermuda. With international compliance and ‘Big Four’ risk advisory experience, he is responsible for the delivery of regulatory and operational compliance engagements, ranging from compliance framework construction, assessment and remediation to training and internal controls testing. As an International Compliance Association (“ICA”) designated compliance professional, Michael focuses on the areas of financial crime compliance, regulatory compliance and risk management and has advised a range of financial institutions, from banking and insurance to trust service providers and digital asset businesses.
Michael’s compliance career began at Earthport plc (now Visa Payments Limited), a London based FinTech 50 company, where he gained invaluable experience as a compliance officer, specialising in the compliance of international cross-border payments utilising financial technology. Most recently, Michael was part of Deloitte’s Financial Crime Compliance team, where he helped establish and develop the service line in Bermuda. As a senior associate, he was responsible for the managing C-suite level compliance engagements, advising Bermuda and BVI companies on regulatory matters relating to their financial crime compliance risk framework, whilst leading a group of diverse associates. His engagements at Deloitte saw him lead the AML/ATF remediation process for a life insurance company and build the compliance framework for a digital asset business involving the use of diamond backed digital assets.
Qualifications:ICA Diploma (Graduate) in Governance, Risk and ComplianceICA Diploma (Graduate) in Anti-Money LaunderingProfessional Membership of the ICA (“MICA”)