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Ariana Caines

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Ariana Caines is an Associate based in the Litigation Department at Conyers. Ariana joined Conyers in September 2021. Ariana is a skilled advocate having appeared in the Magistrates’, Youth, Crown and Family Courts in England on a range of cases including financial crime, matrimonial and regulatory matters. She has strong communication and witness handling skills, and advances her submissions in a clear and succinct manner. Prior to joining Conyers, Ariana worked as an Operations Manager for a local company in the Fintech industry, gaining practical experience on matters involving to employment, company and digital asset legislation. Ariana has previously worked as a Barrister and Associate at a specialist white-collar crime Firm in London, advising clients on issues related to insolvency, fraud, false accounting and money laundering.

Since joining Conyers, Ariana’s practice includes all general litigation matters including commercial and corporate litigation, regulatory matters and matters concerning employment law.

In addition to her legal experience, Ariana has a background in drafting both public and internal company policies, and was one of the draftsman of Bermuda’s first National Youth Policy. Ariana is also a published author having written on the relationships between blockchain, Fintech and financial crime.

Experience Highlights

England and Wales

  • Advised a foreign Fintech company on a fraud complaint.
  • Defended against quasi-criminal matters including trading standards offences and closure notices.
  • Advised on an appeal against conviction for Insolvency Act 1986 offence out of time (led).
  • Instructed to defend Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 confiscation and enforcement hearings.
  • Contributed to Vulnerable Witness Training for prosecutors in a West African Country.
  • Participated in the Global Financial Times’ Legal Hackathon and assisted with creating a scheme for whistle-blower compensation in the United Kingdom

Professional Background

  • Operations Manager at a local company in the Fintech industry
  • Barrister and Associate, Bright Line Law Services Limited, London
  • Pupil Barrister, Carmelite Chambers, London
  • Policy Officer, The Bermuda Government – The Department of Youth, Sport and Recreation, Bermuda

Education

  • BPP University Manchester, Bar Professional Training Course, 2018
  • The University of Buckingham, LLB (First Class Honours), 2017

Bar Admissions

  • The Bermuda Bar, 2021
  • The Bar of England and Wales, 2018 – The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple (currently non-practising)

Awards & Accolades

  • Recipient of the Bermuda Bar Association’s Dame Lois Browne-Evans Pupillage Award, 2018

Associations

  • Member, The Bermuda Development Agency’s Fintech Subcommittee
  • The Middle Temple Young Barristers’ Association, London

 

Cryptoassets, suspicion and failure to disclose – sections 329 and 330 of the UK Proceeds of Crime Act, Money Laundering Bulletin, January 2021

Blockchain: Friend or Foe?, New Law Journal, November 2020, [2020] 170 NLJ 19

AA v Persons Unknown, Lloyd’s Law Reports: Financial Crime, [2020] Lloyd’s Rep. FC 127 (case report and commentary)

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11 Apr 2022
2022 London Ship Finance Forum

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12 Apr 2022
IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2022

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28 Apr 2022
Trading Risk Awards 2022

The Savoy, London, England

8 May 2022
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9 May 2022
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CTICC (Cape Town International Convention Centre)

11 May 2022
Bermuda Executive Forum

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New York, New York

11 May 2022
Asset Recovery International 2022

Conrad Hotel, Dublin, Ireland

18 May 2022
36th Annual: Transcontinental Trusts Geneva Forum 2022

Fairmont Grand Hotel Geneva (formerly Grand Hotel Kempinski Geneva),
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