Walkers is pleased to announce that Lodewijk Van Setten has joined the Regulatory & Risk Advisory practice group as senior counsel in the BVI.
Lodewijk joins Walkers from private practice in London, where he was a financial services regulatory senior consultant at Taylor Wessing, Allen & Overy and KPMG. Prior to that he was at Morgan Stanley in London for eleven years in Investment Management as International General Counsel and as International Chief Operating Officer and at State Street in London for six years as European Counsel. Meanwhile, Lodewijk has been a Visiting Professor of Financial Law at King's College, London for 15 years and his publications include Law and Regulation of Financial Advice, Investment Management, and Trading, published 2019 by the Oxford University Press, and Alternative Investment Funds in Europe – Law and Practice, published 2014 by the Oxford University Press.
Regulatory & Risk Advisory partner, Lucy Frew, who is based in Grand Cayman, states, "We are delighted that Lodewijk Van Setten is joining the Walkers team. He is incredibly well regarded in his field and brings a vast amount of expertise and commercial insight."
Lodewijk's appointment strengthens Walkers' group of Regulatory & Risk Advisory experts, which is the largest dedicated offshore practice of its kind, with 20 dedicated regulatory lawyers globally. Walkers' lawyers have significant non-contentious and contentious regulatory experience and well-established track records of advising in an international regulatory context. With lawyers who have worked for key regulators, including the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority, Bermuda Monetary Authority, UK Financial Conduct Authority, and Central Bank of Ireland, Walkers' Regulatory & Risk Advisory practice group is positioned to offer exceptional commercial insight on complex regulatory matters.
Mr. Van Setten stated "I'm delighted to be joining Walkers and look forward to working with expert colleagues across the global network. Walkers' excellent reputation, consistent top tier rankings and unparalleled client base provide an exceptional platform from which to provide dedicated financial regulatory and risk management expertise to clients."
Walkers' Regulatory & Risk Advisory practice group offers Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Irish and Jersey law advice on regulatory matters on a global basis and regularly advises non-regulated and regulated financial institutions and sectors.