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.
Monique Bhullar is based in Walkers' Cayman Islands office where she is a partner in the firm's Private Capital & Trusts Group. Monique 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. She also 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.
Monique has been with Walkers and based in the Cayman Islands since 2008. Prior to joining the firm, she was with Cititrust in Zurich and was involved in the legal structuring and administration of Cayman Islands trusts. She also worked in the global tax practice of a New Zealand firm.
Admitted In:Cayman IslandsNew Zealand (not practising)Qualifications:Honours Degree in Law & Degree in Commerce, University of Waikato
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
Chambers HNW Guide 2019 – 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
Chambers HNW Guide 2018 – 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’."
2016 IFC Power Women Top 200 - Citywealth Magazine
2015 IFC Power Women Top 200 - Citywealth Magazine
2014 IFC Power Women Top 100 - Citywealth Magazine2013 IFC Power Women Top 100 - Citywealth Magazine
Monique is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) in the Cayman Islands, a member of 100 Women in Hedge Funds and a member of the Cayman Islands Law Society.
'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’.