Aliya Allen re-joined the law firm of Graham Thompson as a partner in February 2016. She returned to the firm after four years as the CEO and Executive Director of the Bahamas Financial Services Board (BFSB). In that position she provided industry leadership in the development of the Investment Condominium (ICON) legislation. And similarly led the Graham Thompson team of technical advisors to the Bahamas Securities Commission in the revision of the Investment Fund Act.
Her practice areas include banking law, investment funds, securities law, trusts and estate planning and structuring, securitisation and capital markets. She began her career at Graham Thompson in 2007, leaving in 2012 to take up the leadership at the BFSB. She has worked as counsel, to the Office of the Attorney General with focus in international cooperation and civil matters. Aliya Allen has been recognised by the prominent London-based Chambers and Partners as a leader in her field, and Citywealth Leaders List as one of IFC Top 200 Powerwomen.