Walkers' BVI Office Celebrates its 20 Year Anniversary

Walkers is celebrating 20 years of operating in the British Virgin Islands.

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Guernsey Climbs Legal 500 Rankings

Walkers' Guernsey office is now ranked by Legal 500 as Tier 1 for legal advisers in five of its core practice areas.

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10 Walkers' Lawyers Recognised in Asia Business Law Journal's Top 50 Offshore Lawyers 2022

10 lawyers across Walkers' Bermuda, Cayman, Hong Kong and Singapore offices have been recognised in the Asia Business Law Journal’s A-List of top offshore lawyers.

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Spectrum: Shaping Financial Services Conference

What does the future of financial services look like in the Cayman Islands?

Now in its second year, Spectrum is an annual financial services conference that aims to bring together the world’s leading industry representatives, innovators and commentators with governance and regulatory bodies and their representatives. Spectrum is produced and hosted by local consulting firm FTS.

Investment Funds and Fintech partner Melissa Lim will be speaking at the event alongside the Hon. Minister of Financial Services  Andre Ebanks, the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority, and industry leaders.

Date: Thursday 8 September 2022
Venue: The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman

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AIMA: Practical Implications of Cayman Islands AML Developments

As a stable, world-class financial centre, the Cayman Islands play a pivotal role in the global alternative investment industry. The Cayman Islands has an established AML/CFT regime but 2021 saw the Caribbean nation being added to the Financial Action Task Force’s list of Jurisdictions under Increased Monitoring (the ‘grey list’). While the impact on the global investment community has been muted, Cayman is addressing the concerns expressed by the FATF in a speedy and determined manner.

Walkers' Regulatory & Risk Advisory lead partner Lucy Frew will be joined by Maples Group partner Tim Dawson for a fireside chat webinar discussing the impact of the FATF grey listing and the ensuing updates to regulation and their practical implementations. 

Date: Tuesday 18 January 2022 
Time: 10.00 am - 10.45 am (EST)

Topics that will be covered include:

  • The progress made by the government and industry to meet FATF requirements
  • Changes to the legislation in 2019 and 2020 following the Caribbean FATF Mutual Evaluation
  • A discussion of the practical implications the updated regulations
  • A high-level overview of local AML/CFT requirements, including risk assessments and appointing AML Officers
  • An anecdotal cross-jurisdictional comparison with KYC requirements of other fund establishment jurisdictions

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Walkers Sponsors Bermuda Virtual Tech Summit 2021

Walkers is pleased to announce that it is a platinum sponsor of the third annual Bermuda Tech Summit produced and hosted by the Bermuda Business Development Agency. The theme this year is ‘Transforming the Digital Landscape’ and will take place virtually 13-15 October 2021.

Bermuda-based Corporate, Finance, Funds & Insurance Partner Natalie Neto will be one of the panelists at the upcoming event.

With countries looking for innovative ways to recover their post-pandemic economies, Bermuda is one of the leading jurisdictions to find new ways to grow. The Bermuda Tech Summit will feature the world’s leading technology thought leaders, reimagining what the future’s digital landscape will look like, providing insights and wisdom on the latest trends. And because you never know where the next spark of innovation will appear, the summit is free for all to attend.

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Bermuda: The World's Climate Risk Finance Capital

Join Walkers Bermuda's Investment Funds, ILS and Re/Insurance partner Sarah Demerling, alongside representatives from the Bermuda BDA, ABIR and BMA, for a deep dive webinar series on how Bermuda's regulation and stability can play a critical role in climate risk finance capital. 

Date: 21 September 2021
Time: 12.30 pm (ADT) 

Speakers:
Sarah Demerling, Partner, Walkers, Investment Funds, ILS and Re/Insurance 
Stephen Weinstein, Chair, Bermuda Business Development Agency
John Huff, President & CEO, Association of Bermuda Insurers & Reinsurance
Ralf Kuerzdoerfer, Deputy Director, Supervision (Insurance), Bermuda Monetary Authority

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