Sarah Howie is Counsel in the Cayman Islands Regulatory & Risk Advisory practice 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, CIMA inspections and remediations, economic substance, data protection, anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing, sanctions reporting and licensing, FATCA and CRS, CbCr, beneficial ownership and administrative fines. Sarah also assists clients with responding to personal data breaches, data subject access requests, production orders, CIMA enquiries and regulatory enforcement actions. Sarah’s clients include banks, investment funds, investment managers and advisors, administrators, companies managers, insurance managers, insurers and local businesses.

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 has been previously recognised as a “Rising Star” by The Legal 500 Caribbean (Regulatory and Compliance).




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

Bar Admissions

  • Attorney-at-Law, Cayman Islands, 2019
  • Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand, 2012

Awards & Accolades

  • Recognised in the 2024 edition (and since 2022) of The Legal 500 Caribbean (regulatory and compliance; insurance/reinsurance)
  • Ranked as a “Rising Star’ by The Legal 500 Caribbean (regulatory and compliance)