Speakers: Charisma Lyall (General Counsel at the Guernsey Financial Services Commission); Francesca Harte (Director, Directorate Enforcement, Financial Services Commission, Mauritius); Helen Spiegel (Legal Counsel at Cayman Islands Monetary Authority).
Chair: Paul Ozin QC (23 Essex St)
This seminar, will take place remotely on an appropriate platform. Those signing up will be provided with a link in advance of the seminar. Please note that the seminar is open to members only and you are asked to confirm that you are a member before joining the event.
This remote seminar will address:
- The risk-based approach toanti-money laundering (AML) and combating the financing of terrorism (CFT) assessments, taking account of recent guidance promulgated by the Financial Action Task Force.
- The related issue of the impact of the global COVID-19 health crisis.
Charisma Lyall, General Counsel at the Guernsey Financial Services Commission. Charisma was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland, Australia. She has worked in Guernsey since 2008 and was called to the Guernsey Bar in 2012. She has worked as a taxation specialist and in private practice, gaining a diverse range of corporate and commercial experience, including with investment funds, private equity, securities and regulatory work. She joined the Commission in 2011. She is a member of the Bailiwick’s Medical Registration Panel and an Adjunct Lecturer for the Guernsey Bar Course.
Nirupa Narayen-Couacaud. Nirupa is the first General Counsel to be appointed to the Financial Services Commission, Mauritius. Previously, she held key positions internationally and, in particular, in the United Kingdom (UK) in the legal and regulatory fields prior to joining the FSC. She is a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment. She has been admitted to the Bar of Mauritius and to the Bar of England and Wales since 2001. She also holds a Masters in International Law from the University of Bristol and was admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales in 2011. She was the first female member of the Risk Committee of a UK international law firm. She received an award for excellence for her contribution to the Brexit impact on the business and for leading the risk due diligence exercise on the combination with a Singapore law firm. She was appointed as deputy MLRO during her tenure at Eversheds Sutherlands. She was a mentor in the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women and was also a mentor in the Law Society of England and Wales in the Stephen Lawrence Foundation. Nirupa was a former member of the Attorney-General’s office of Mauritius and has extensive litigation experience, having appeared before the Supreme Court, lower courts and tribunals.
Helen Spiegel, Legal Counsel at Cayman Islands Monetary Authority. Helen was called to the Bar Middle Temple and worked as a lawyer in London before moving to the Cayman Islands over 20 years ago. Since coming to the Cayman Islands she has worked as a trust manager for two international banks with a focus on Latin America and as head of compliance for two local administration companies specialising in fund administration and structured finance. Helen returned to legal practice and was called to the Cayman Bar in 2009. She has been working as legal counsel for the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority since 2011 and is a member of STEP.
Paul Ozin QC (23 Essex Street Chambers) is the Chair of ARDL’s Seminar Committee and ARDL’s Chair. He specialises principally in the fields of financial and business crime, regulatory and disciplinary proceedings and related public law, civil actions and international work.