Sarah Farquhar > Conyers > Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands > Lawyer Profile

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Cayman Islands

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Sarah Farquhar is an Associate in the Corporate department of the Cayman Islands office of Conyers and specialises in Cayman Islands regulatory matters. Sarah’s practice involves advising clients on a wide range of regulatory and compliance matters including CIMA licensing and registration, economic substance, data protection, anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing, FATCA and CRS, beneficial ownership and administrative fines.

Prior to joining Conyers, Sarah worked in the Regulatory department of a leading Cayman Islands firm, advising on all aspects of Cayman Islands regulation.

Sarah was recognized as a “Rising Star” by Legal 500 (regulatory and compliance).




  • College of Law – Professional Legal Studies Course, 2012
  • University of Otago – Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws

Lawyer Rankings

Cayman Islands > Regulatory and compliance

Drawing praise from clients for its ‘all-round excellence‘, Conyers‘ cross-practice team works with both public and private sector clients on a range of regulatory and compliance requirements associated with new fund formations, trust structurings, administrative fines, and remediation measures. Practice co-chair Robert Lindley specialises in trusts and private client concerns, while fellow co-chair Derek Stenson focuses on insurance and reinsurance sector matters. Disputes counsel Róisín Liddy-Murphy specialises in regulatory investigations, most recently for clients in the telecoms sector, and associate Sarah Farquhar, who joined the team from Maples Group in June 2021, is praised for her ‘vast wealth of knowledge in regulatory and compliance matters’.

Cayman Islands > Insurance/reinsurance

Conyers draws superlative praise from a myriad of high-profile clients for the ‘quality of service and professionalism‘ of its dedicated (re)insurance practice. Steered by Derek Stenson – ‘a highly respected lawyer who consistently delivers results above and beyond expectations‘ – the team is consistently engaged on a mix of big-ticket transactions, disputes, regulatory reviews and investigative actions. Senior associate Philippa Gilkes is praised by clients for her ‘fantastic industry knowledge and expertise’, ranging from handling the establishment and licensing of new companies to multi-billion-dollar reinsurance transactions. Associate Sarah Farquhar is also recommended for regulatory and compliance matters. Counsel Rob Humphries left the practice in April 2022.