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Menelik Miller is Counsel in the Corporate Department, and Head of the Regulatory and Compliance group in the Cayman Islands office.

Menelik practices in the area of financial services regulation; advising all regulated entities and persons, including banks, insurers, investment firms, fiduciaries, alternative lenders and fintech firms on a wide range of regulatory issues including, license applications, registrations, authorisations, notifications and regulatory filings. In addition, Menelik also advises on establishing newly regulated businesses, prudential regulatory considerations, corporate governance and strategic approaches and has significant experience of regulatory inspections and other contentious or potentially contentious regulatory enforcement matters.

Menelik has more than ten years of experience working with or for financial service regulators in the UK, Jersey, BVI and the Cayman Islands and possesses substantial experience regarding international financial services regulation and the internal operations of regulators.

Prior to joining Appleby, Menelik was legal counsel at the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority for five years and also previously practised at the Bar from Mitre House Chambers in London for eight years before working offshore.

Qualifications & Education

Menelik was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2001 (now non-practicing) and is admitted as an attorney in both the BVI (2012) and the Cayman Islands (2016).

  • London School of Economics, BA.
  • University of London, LLM.
  • Inns of Court School of Law – City University (England), BVC.

Memberships & Associations

  • STEP
  • Cayman Islands Legal Practitioners Association
  • Middle Temple

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