Walkers expands Regulatory practice in Asia

Walkers is pleased to announce the addition of Counsel, Colm Dawson to its Regulatory and Risk Advisory practice in Asia. Colm will be based in Walkers' Hong Kong office, forming part of a three-person specialist team.

The expansion of the Asia-based Regulatory team is in response to growing regional client demand for specialist offshore regulatory expertise. Walkers is the only offshore law firm in Asia with a dedicated Regulatory practice, led by Partner Alice Molan, which forms part of a global network of regulatory and risk specialists. This unique offering provides Asia-based clients with time-zone friendly access to a team of specialist regulatory lawyers, who are able to advise on the navigation of, and compliance with, Cayman, BVI and Bermuda licensing, conduct and other regulatory requirements.

Colm has relocated from our Cayman Islands office where he was part of the Regulatory and Risk Advisory Group. He regularly acts for investment managers, international banks, fund service providers, virtual asset issuers and service providers and insurers, advising on a range of Cayman Islands regulatory matters and the interaction with global regulatory frameworks. Colm advises clients on all aspects of financial crime prevention (anti-money laundering, counter-terrorist financing, counter-proliferation financing and financial sanctions) economic substance, data protection, corporate and regulatory governance and engaging with competent authorities.

Andy Randall, Managing Partner of Walkers Hong Kong states: "The key offshore financial centres of Cayman Islands, BVI and Bermuda continue to be an integral part of the Asian financial landscape. As regulations in these jurisdictions meet, and often set, the highest global standards, our clients can rely on our regulatory experts to bring insight and offer practical guidance in meeting their business goals."

Andy RandallManaging PartnerT +852 2596 3305andy.randall@walkersglobal.com
Colm DawsonCounselT +852 2596 3357colm.dawson@walkersglobal.com