Walkers Bolsters Global Regulatory & Risk Practice Group with New Hire

Walkers is pleased to announce that Sara Hall has joined as senior counsel in the global Regulatory & Risk Advisory practice group. Sara will be based in London, as a part of a continued expansion strategy for the firm. Walkers' global Regulatory & Risk Advisory practice group is now fourteen lawyers strong, has staff based in the BVI, the Cayman Islands, Hong Kong, Ireland and London, many of whom have experience of working within financial regulators, and offers a truly global service to its clients.

With more than 20 years' experience in advising clients, Sara specialises in financial services law and regulation, with particular expertise in cross border compliance and risk management. Sara regularly advises regulated and unregulated financial institutions including a wide range of businesses in the banking, investment fund, administrator, fiduciary and investment management sectors.

Prior to joining Walkers, Sara was Global Head of Regulatory Compliance at a European headquartered global bank. She has also worked at the UK financial services regulator.

Lucy Frew, Global Head of Regulatory & Risk Advisory comments, "We are very pleased that Sara has joined our team. Our Regulatory & Risk Advisory services are of vital importance to our international clients and Sara's expertise and experience will further enhance our global service offering and reputation."

Lucy FrewPartnerT +1 345 814 4676lucy.frew@walkersglobal.com

Sam ShiresPartnerT +44 (0)1481 748 916sam.shires@walkersglobal.com
Matt SandersGroup Partner*T +44 (0) 1481 748 914matt.sanders@walkersglobal.com

Alice MolanPartnerT +852 2596 3425alice.molan@walkersglobal.com

Eoin O'ConnorPartnerT +353 1 470 6664eoin.oconnor@walkersglobal.com
Shane MartinOf CounselT +353 1 470 6673shane.martin@walkersglobal.com

Nigel WestonPartnerT +44 (0)1534 700 788nigel.weston@walkersglobal.com

Sara HallPartnerT +44 (0)20 7220 4975sara.hall@walkersglobal.com