Miriam Smyth

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Miriam Smyth is a member of the corporate department in Appleby’s Cayman Islands office.

Miriam’s practice is in the area of financial service regulation, advising banks, insurers, investment firms, alternative lenders and fintech firms on a wide range of regulatory issues including, license applications, regulatory change of control applications, the AML-CFT compliance regime and advising on regulatory developments impacting clients businesses.

Miriam is admitted as a solicitor with the Law Society of Ireland (non-practising) and with the Law Society of England and Wales (non-practising).
Prior to joining Appleby, Miriam was a senior associate in the Financial Services Regulatory Group at McCann FitzGerald’s Dublin office. Prior to joining McCann FitzGerald, Miriam worked in the enforcement division of the Central Bank of Ireland.

(Prior to joining Appleby)

  • Advisory work: advised various clients on conduct of business requirements, AML-CFT regime, corporate governance requirements, consumer protection requirements and the director pre-approval process.
  • Authorisations: assisted entities establish new regulated businesses and supported with their licence applications.
  • Financial regulator engagement: assisted clients prepare for on-site inspections and to prepare responses to the Central Bank of Ireland, other European based financial regulators and US based financial regulators.
  • Insurance & Reinsurance: advised various insurers/reinsurers on a wide range of regulatory and compliance issues including insurance mediation, consumer protection, corporate governance requirements and preparing for regulatory inspections.


  • University College Dublin
  • University College Cork
  • Law Society of Ireland


  • Member of the Cayman Islands Legal Practitioners Association
  • Member of the regulatory committee of the Cayman International Reinsurance Companies Association


29 Sep 2022 | News

Cayman Islands Regulatory Update – The Economic Substance Return filing deadline draws closer

In our latest economic substance briefing, Appleby and its affiliate Appleby Global Services remind ...

5 Nov 2021 | Analysis

Deadline for certain partnerships coming within scope of the Economic Substance Regime is fast approaching – are you ready?

As mentioned in our earlier briefing, the economic substance regime was extended on 30 June 2021 by ...

13 Sep 2021

Cayman Private Fund Annual Return and Related Fund Entity Deadlines Extended (Final Extension)

The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority issued a notice on 10 September 2021 advising that the filing ...

24 Aug 2021

The filing deadline for private funds annual return is coming soon – are you ready?

As part of their ongoing regulatory reporting requirements, CIMA registered private funds establishe...

14 Jul 2021 | News

Recent updates of the Cayman Islands Economic Substance Regime bring certain Partnerships into scope

On 30 June 2021, the Cayman Islands Government gazetted an amendment of the ES Schedule Regulations ...


7 Oct 2021

Regulatory Round-Up: Cayman Islands Q3 2021

Appleby Cayman’s Our latest Regulatory updates for the Cayman Islands up to Q3 2021.

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