Corporate Regulation and Compliance

For businesses operating in the banking, financial services and investment funds sectors, adapting to changing regulatory and compliance standards is now part of doing business.

Our regulatory and compliance specialists focus on ensuring our clients have access to the regulatory knowledge and insight they need to operate smoothly and effectively in Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey. We focus on providing advice that is tailored to your objectives and cuts through complexity, with the minimum of jargon.

Our clients rely on us to advise them on the full range of regulatory and compliance issues, both contentious and non-contentious. Our recent work has ranged from advising on the implementation of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD), through to assisting in the establishment of investment platforms and advising banking institutions on changes to client due diligence and money laundering regimes.

We have also advised on a number of the largest and most complex regulatory investigations involving our jurisdictions, and regularly help businesses deal with increased scrutiny on corporate governance standards. Our notable clients in this regard include global institutions, boutique providers, directors and former directors, funds and other regulated entities that are subject to investigation, disclosing their own breaches and/or implementing remediation initiatives.

Our specialists deal with industry regulators on a daily basis including the BVI Financial Services Commission, the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority and the Guernsey and Jersey Financial Services Commissions. We understand the different regulatory environments, the current rules and we often work with each respective body in shaping regulation for the future.

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