Date: 3 Nov 2023

Location: Grand Cayman, KY, KY1-9001

Company: Walkers Global

Walkers is a leading international law and professional services firm providing legal, corporate and fiduciary services to global corporations, financial institutions, capital market participants and investment fund managers. With a global presence spanning the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we advise on the jurisdictions of Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Ireland and Jersey.

Walkers treat everyone as the intelligent grown-ups they are. We take a grown-up approach to getting the job done – trusting and empowering our people to deliver consistently, and enabling them to succeed. Diversity is our secret weapon – it’s the sheer breadth of Walkers people that makes us who we are – gathered from across the globe and fluent in languages, jurisdictions and cultures that help us to mirror our clients and keep our own thinking in tune with the world we operate in.

Overview of role

Job title:           Associate

Department:     Regulatory & Risk Advisory Group – Cayman Islands

We are seeking to fill the role of Associate, an individual who will match the below key skills and qualifications to join our dynamic and high achieving supportive culture. Suitability qualified Caymanians and RERC holders preferred.

Duties, Responsibilities & Person Specification


  • Ability to work across multiple jurisdictions, to undertake regulatory cross-jurisdictional analysis and provide a holistic solution, an essential skill where we have multi-national clients that are facing similar regulations in different jurisdictions.
  • The individual must be able and willing to work outside standard business hours to support multiple time zones and offer advice and support on as needed basis to the wider business- allowing the practice to undertake cross jurisdictional analysis as above.
  • Ability to advise on a broad range of non-contentious regulatory matters for various industry sector clients, with excellent advisory drafting skills. Ability to advise on contentious regulatory matters including investigations and enforcement actions, assisting with all phases of the investigation process.
  • Ability to assist and advise on financial crime prevention and on sanctions-related issues.
  • Must have a deep understanding of the financial services industry overall, including banking, insurance, securities investment business, fintech and investment funds, with a good understanding of the global and onshore regulatory landscape.
  • Provide technically sound advice and highly responsive service to clients.
  • Assist in developing and expanding client relationships important to the Firm’s success at the same time becoming a valued resource to clients.
  • Support colleagues, senior counsel and partners on matters important to the Firm.
  • Maintain a sustained record of revenue generation and profitability; follow recommended billing rates; manage costs appropriately; ensure personal utilization meets expectations.
  • Adhere to Firm's values and professional ethics and proactively seek resolution of conflicts.
  • Participate in the development of the practice’s know-how, share knowledge, and occasionally participate in conferences, seminars and internal training.

Education, Skills & Experience

  • Qualified commonwealth lawyer with a minimum of 6 years of post-qualifying experience at an international law firm.
  • Excellent academics with top-level international experience.
  • Ambitious and commercially driven.
  • Solid legal skills with competent understanding of relevant market and client industries and technical knowledge of the relevant law.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work successfully in a collaborative environment, a team player, willing to support others regardless of  personal role or task  and to help others in identifying needs and crafting development plans.
  • Offshore jurisdiction experience and/or familiarity with offshore financial service providers preferred.
  • Ability to use legal precedents and timekeeping and billing systems.
  • Ability to support efforts to attract new clients and develop new initiatives.

Walkers offers a dynamic working environment with opportunities for career progression and an excellent remuneration package, including a discretionary performance based bonus, pension and fully covered health insurance for employees and 5 weeks' vacation.


Walkers global is an equal opportunity employer. Equality and diversity are key to our global identity and an integral part of our goal to continue being an employer of choice. We are committed to a work environment that supports all individuals irrespective of gender, ethnicity, nationality, race, religion, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other applicable legally protected characteristics. We make every effort to ensure that employment opportunities are open and accessible to all purely on the basis of personal ability.