Walkers Grows Largest Offshore Regulatory Practice Group

Walkers' group of Regulatory & Risk Advisory experts, the largest dedicated offshore practice of its kind, focussed exclusively on regulation and staffed with experienced career regulatory lawyers, continues to grow to meet market and client demand. The group is strategically positioned across the Americas, Europe and Asia to ensure the most comprehensive and global coverage for clients.

With lawyers who have worked for key regulators, including the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority, Bermuda Monetary Authority, UK Financial Conduct Authority, and Central Bank of Ireland – and who bring significant expertise from global financial institutions and private practice – Walkers' Regulatory & Risk Advisory practice group is positioned to offer exceptional commercial insight on complex regulatory matters.

The group recently welcomed new joiners Melanie Fullerton, a senior associate in Bermuda; Benjamin Twidle, an associate in the Cayman Islands; and Jason Hung, an associate in Hong Kong, earlier this year. Associate Shikha Kasal and senior associate Ekaterina Harrison joined the Cayman Islands and London practices in October, bringing the total number of full-time dedicated regulatory lawyers in Walkers' Regulatory & Risk Advisory practice group to 21, with hiring ongoing.

Regulatory & Risk Advisory partner, Lucy Frew, who is based in Grand Cayman, states, "We are very proud of our group, which is the largest dedicated offshore regulatory group in the market. Our approach has always been to keep clients front of mind and one step ahead of any relevant regulatory developments through a combination of seamless client service and thought leadership."

Walkers' Regulatory & Risk Advisory practice group offers Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Irish and Jersey law advice on regulatory matters on a global basis and regularly advises non-regulated and regulated financial institutions and sectors. Lawyers have significant non-contentious and contentious regulatory experience and well-established track records of advising in an international regulatory context.

Global Managing Partner, Ingrid Pierce, comments, "As part of our business strategy, we continuously evaluate our structure and service offering to ensure we are best aligned to focus on our clients and their needs. We have seen massive growth in regulatory matters and our Regulatory & Risk Advisory group, which continues to lead the market in global positioning and depth of expertise. Our expansion continues."

BERMUDA
Melanie FullertonSenior AssociateT +1 441 242 1538melanie.fullerton@walkersglobal.com

CAYMAN ISLANDS
Lucy FrewPartnerT +1 345 814 4676lucy.frew@walkersglobal.com
Tony De QuintalSenior CounselT +1 345 914 6388tony.dequintal@walkersglobal.com
Christopher CarrollAssociateT +1 345 914 6389Christopher.Carroll@walkersglobal.com
Colm DawsonAssociateT +1 345 914 6384colm.dawson@walkersglobal.com
Andrew HowarthAssociateT +1 345 814 4561andrew.howarth@walkersglobal.com
Shikha KasalAssociateT +1 345 914 4278Shikha.Kasal@walkersglobal.com
Benjamin TwidleAssociateT +1 345 814 4682Benjamin.Twidle@walkersglobal.com

GUERNSEY
Stephen OzanneSenior CounselT +44 (0)1 481 748 913stephen.ozanne@walkersglobal.com

HONG KONG
Alice MolanPartnerT +852 2596 3425alice.molan@walkersglobal.com
Jason HungAssociateT +852 2596 3355jason.hung@walkersglobal.com

IRELAND
Niall Esler PartnerT +353 1 863 8517 niall.esler@walkersglobal.com
Eoin O'ConnorPartnerT +353 1 470 6664eoin.oconnor@walkersglobal.com
Shane MartinOf CounselT +353 1 470 6673shane.martin@walkersglobal.com
Conor DalyAssociateT +353 1 470 6684conor.daly@walkersglobal.com
Bill LaffanAssociateT +353 1 863 8511bill.laffan@walkersglobal.com

LONDON
Sara HallPartnerT +44 (0)20 7220 4975sara.hall@walkersglobal.com
Ekaterina HarrisonSenior AssociateT +44 (0)20 7220 4983ekaterina.harrison@walkersglobal.com