Walker’s Jersey team has been further strengthened with the addition of specialist regulatory lawyer Amman Bulchandani.
Amman has five years’ experience as an onshore regulatory lawyer in New Zealand, and joins Walkers Investment Funds & Corporate team led by partner Jonathan Heaney.
Amman has experience of onshore practice as a financial services regulation specialist, advising on matters relating to AML, compliance and regulatory investigations.
He also advises businesses in Jersey and onshore about Jersey’s regulatory regime, financial crime and economic substance.
Jonathan Heaney, the managing partner of Walkers’ Jersey office, said: “We are delighted to welcome Amman to the firm, further building out our regulatory capacity at a time when client demand for this service is rising.
“He brings valuable onshore experience to the team, and has relevant expertise in AML / CFT, the Islands’ compliance regime and in the conduct of regulatory investigations.”
Amman is the third arrival of the year in the Jersey team as the firm’s strategic growth in the Island continues. He follows the arrivals of David Connell and Félim Ó Maolmhána in the Banking & Finance team, with more new recruits set to join in the coming weeks.
Last year, Walkers’ Channel Islands offices saw 33 new joiners and 16 promotions – the growth has led to the firm’s Guernsey team moving to new, larger premises.
Fraser Hern, the head of Walkers’ Channel Islands business, added: “Developing our regulatory practice across the Channel Islands is a key area of focus for our business in 2023 – this is an area that touches on each of our core practice groups, and one in which specialist support can add clear value to clients.
“Amman’s onshore experience coupled with the insight and expertise of our existing team helps to further strengthen our client offering, and he will have a clear impact on the team.”