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Maples Group

Offshore

3 ranked lawyersBand 1Asia-Pacific RegionAsia-Pacific 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Maples Group fields a team with standout experts on Cayman Islands and BVI law with laudable strength in investment funds work. Additionally sought out for advice on insolvency and shareholder disputes. Offers pan-Asian coverage of M&A, IPO, corporate restructuring and trust matters from offices in Singapore and Hong Kong, and often engaged on high-profile mandates. Continues to advise a suite of blue-chip clients hailing predominantly from the TMT and private equity sectors. Strong choice for Chinese clients, with multiple practitioners proficient in Mandarin.

Strengths

One client notes: "The Maples team is regularly required to work to very tight deadlines and they are open and honest where they feel a proposed deadline may not be achievable. The team is always very responsive to any queries raised, generally responding within the day. The lawyers always make themselves available for calls, even where this is with parties from Europe and the US."

Another interviewee adds: "Maples is able to grasp complex commercial objectives quickly and deliver advice that works for clients. I have been extremely pleased with its advice so far, which is user-friendly and easily to implement."

Work highlights

Maples Group acted as Cayman Islands counsel to Kuaishou Technology on its initial public offering on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Notable practitioners

Aisling Dwyer enters the ranking after receiving extensive praise for her litigation capabilities. She provides representation before the BVI and Cayman Islands courts and offers substantial experience in dispute resolution, particularly regarding contentious restructuring and insolvency matters. One client notes: "She is a very intelligent lawyer with great commercial sense. She is decisive and provides practical advice. She is very organised and always a pleasure to work with."

Ann Ng wins plaudits for her expertise in the investment funds space. She has vast experience advising investment funds on fund formation and restructuring matters.

Michael Gagie is the managing partner of the Singapore office. He has a wealth of experience advising on Cayman and BVI aspects of corporate and private equity transactions.

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Overview

The Maples Group, through its leading international law firm, Maples and Calder, advises global financial, institutional, business and private clients on the laws of the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Ireland, Jersey and Luxembourg. With 30 years on-the-ground experience in Asia, the Maples Group remains committed to providing clients with comprehensive legal, fiduciary, fund, regulatory and compliance, entity formation and management services.

With offices in key jurisdictions around the world, the Maples Group has specific strengths in areas of corporate commercial, finance, investment funds, litigation and trusts. Maintaining relationships with leading legal counsel, the Group leverages this local expertise to deliver an integrated service offering for global business initiatives.  Our global network of over 2,000 lawyers and industry professionals are strategically located in the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East to ensure that clients gain immediate access to expert advice and bespoke support, within convenient time zones.            

The Maples Group has had a presence in Hong Kong since 1995. We offer legal, fund and fiduciary services to clients based in or doing business across Asia.  

Established in 2012, the Maples Group's Singapore office provides services to Southeast Asia-based clients seeking legal, fund administration and fiduciary services across the region.

Industries

Biotech

Technology, Media & Telecommunications

Offshore

Maples Group

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Location

26th Floor, Central Plaza 18 Harbour Road

18 Harbour Road

Wanchai

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

China

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Asia-Pacific Region

Offshore: Corporate & Finance including Investment Funds


Michael Gagie
Eminent Practitioners

Offshore: Dispute Resolution


Aisling Dwyer
Band 3