Miriam Smyth is a member of the corporate department in Appleby’s Cayman Islands office.
Miriam practices 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, advising on establishing newly regulated businesses, regulatory change of control applications, advising on the AML-CFT compliance regime and advising on regulatory developments impacting clients businesses.
She has significant experience engaging with financial regulators and responding to regulator requests for information and has worked on several risk mitigation and remediation exercises.
Miriam is admitted as a solicitor with the Law Society of Ireland (non-practicing) and with the Law Society of England and Wales (non-practicing).
Prior to joining Appleby, Miriam was a senior associate in the Financial Services Regulatory Group at McCann FitzGerald, Dublin. Miriam also previously worked in the enforcement division of the Irish financial regulator (i.e., Central Bank of Ireland).
(Prior to joining Appleby)
• Financial Regulation: Advised various clients on various conduct of business requirements, AML-CFT regime, corporate governance requirements, consumer protection requirements and the fitness and probity regime.
• Licence applications: Advised entities establish new regulated businesses and supported with licence applications.
• Contentious Regulatory Investigations: Worked as a regulatory investigations lawyer with the Irish financial regulator.
• Insurance & Reinsurance: Advised various insurers/reinsurers on a wide range of regulatory and compliance issues including insurance mediation, consumer protection, corporate governance requirements and assisted clients prepare for regulatory inspections.
• University College Dublin
• University College Cork
• Law Society of Ireland