Prominent legal directory Legal 500 has scored Walkers' Cayman Islands Regulatory & Risk Advisory practice as top of the industry in its newly introduced Regulatory and Compliance ranking. The 2021 index singled Walkers out for "its experience acting as regulatory counsel for a number of the world's largest investment funds."
Walkers' Global Regulatory & Risk Advisory group is led by Cayman Islands partner Lucy Frew and is the largest dedicated offshore practice of its kind, with 20 dedicated regulatory lawyers across the globe. The group comprises dedicated financial regulatory and risk management advisory lawyers who provide legal advice on Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Irish and Jersey laws. The team has significant non-contentious and contentious regulatory experience and a well-established track record of advising in an international regulatory context, offering exceptional commercial insight on complex regulatory matters. Walkers' Bermuda and British Virgin Islands teams were also recognised in the Caribbean rankings.
In addition to the practice ranking, several members of the Regulatory & Risk Advisory team were recognised:
- Lucy Frew, Partner and Global Head (Cayman Islands) – Leading Individual
- Melanie Fullerton, Senior Associate (Bermuda) – Rising Star
- Lodewijk Van Setten, Senior Counsel (BVI) – Leading Individual
- Tony De Quintal, Senior Counsel (Cayman Islands)
- Andrew Howarth, Associate (Cayman Islands)
Commenting on the new industry ranking, team lead Lucy Frew shared: "The Legal 500 ranking is well-received and a positive start to the New Year. We look forward to growing the team further, expanding our client base and reinforcing our position as the frontrunner in the offshore regulatory and compliance market."
Walkers is consistently ranked in the top tier of legal and professional services firms by prominent global legal directories and is widely recognised as a leader in the offshore legal industry.