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 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.
Monique Bhullar is based in Walkers' Cayman Islands office where she is a partner in the Private Capital & Trusts Group.
She advises high net worth individuals and families, trust companies, family offices and charitable organisations on all aspects of private trusts, foundation companies and other wealth and estate planning structures. She also advises on a wide range of Cayman Islands commercial trust matters, including the creation and administration of investment funds structured as unit trusts, securitisation trusts, liquidating trusts, employee benefit trusts and pension trusts.
Prior to joining Walkers in 2008, Monique worked in the trusts division of Citigroup Private Bank in Zurich, dealing with the structuring and administration of Cayman Islands trusts for the bank's private clients. She also worked in the global tax practice of a New Zealand firm.
Admitted In:Cayman IslandsNew Zealand (not practising)Qualifications:Bachelor of Laws (Hons), University of Waikato, New ZealandBachelor of Management Studies, University of Waikato, New Zealand
2022 Chambers HNW Guide - Offshore Trusts - "Monique is a great communicator, and provides great client service," says a commentator, and another interviewee notes: "She is very, very clever, and is very good with her clients." A market source adds: "Monique is very bright and approachable, and she has an incredibly strong grasp of technical legal matters."
2022 Legal 500 - Next Generation Partner - Trusts & Private Client - 'Monique Bhullar is always very responsive to any requests for informal or formal advice.’
2021 Who's Who Legal - Recommended - Private Client - 'Monique Bhullar ranks highly among peers who note that she is "very well regarded, particularly on unit trust matters.'
2021 Chambers HNW Guide - Offshore Trusts - 'A source says she is "incredibly creative and just really, really clever," adding: "Monique is fiercely bright." Another source says: "She is personable, technically strong and very responsive."
2021 Legal 500 - Next Generation Partner - Trusts & Private Client - 'Very practical.'
2020 Who's Who Legal - Thought Leader - Private Client
2020 Chambers High Net Worth - Offshore Trusts - 'Monique Bhullar is "a very good lawyer" who advises on complex trust matters. One industry source says: "She is extremely bright, practical and has good business sense with regard to wealth structuring and high-value trust matters." Another peer remarks: "She has a very good attitude, is driven and pleasant to deal with," adding that "she is a real expert in unit trusts."'
2020 Legal 500 - Next Generation Partner - Trusts & Private Client
2019 Chambers HNW Guide - Ranked Lawyer - "She has a mountain of knowledge when it comes to Cayman laws and is particularly skilled when dealing with unit trusts." Another market source says Bhullar is "very practical, very timely and explains things in plain English"."
2019 Legal 500 - Next Generation Lawyer - Trust & Private Client
2018 Chambers HNW Guide - Ranked Lawyer - "'She is an excellent person to work with', says a market insider, describing her as 'energetic and approachable'. 'You can talk to her in layman's terms, she is great in the advice that she gives'. One of her peers comments that she 'protects her client's best interest', with another source saying: 'She is very calm and methodical'."
2018 Legal 500 - Next Generation Lawyer - Trusts & Private Client - "Monique Bhullar is ‘a great all-round trust lawyer’."
2017 Chambers High Net Worth - Notable Practitioner
2017 IFC Power Women Top 200 - Citywealth Magazine
2017 CityWealth Leaders List
2017 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer - Trusts & Private Client - "Monique Bhullar is ‘an excellent trusts lawyer who has an innate ability to explain complex areas of trusts law and who works tirelessly’."
2013-2016 IFC Power Women Top 200 - Citywealth Magazine
Monique is a Full Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) in the Cayman Islands. She has been a member of the STEP Cayman council since December 2018 and currently acts as secretary to the council.Monique is also a member of 100 Women Who Care in Cayman, 100 Women in Finance and the Cayman Islands Legal Practitioners Association.
'Monique is very bright and approachable, and she has an incredibly strong grasp of technical legal matters.'
'She is extremely bright, practical and has good business sense with regard to wealth structuring and high-value trust matters.'
Monique Bhullar is ‘an excellent trusts lawyer who has an innate ability to explain complex areas of trusts law and who works tirelessly’.
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