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Maples Group

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What the team is known for

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 pleased client highlights: "They are very strong and knowledgeable. They're very commercial and keep you updated with the changes in the market."

Another source says: "They are consistently practical and give us actionable information so we can make decisions quickly."

Work highlights

Acted as the Cayman counsel to Alibaba Group on its USD11.2 billion IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Notable practitioners

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 as well families offices on their investments. "She is technically strong, and makes sure clients understand things from the Cayman law perspective - she has good ability explaining things in layman's terms. She has many years of experience and is well connected in Hong Kong and the Cayman Islands," notes one impressed client.

According to commentators, Anthony Webster "has a good reputation in the market, especially on the fund formation side." He offers Cayman Islands and BVI advice to sponsors on fund mandates as well as corporate matters. "He is my go-to Cayman counsel; he is very smart and competent," says one source.

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. "He is a very commercial lawyer," says one source, while another appreciates that "he is always available and responsive."

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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, Luxembourg and Marshall Islands. As we celebrate our 25th anniversary 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 with a location added in Shanghai in 2018, to promote the services offered by our well-established Hong Kong office. 

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. 

Offshore Department

Maples Group

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26th Floor, Central Plaza 18 Harbour Road

18 Harbour Road

Wanchai

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

China

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Asia-Pacific Region

Offshore: Corporate & Finance including Investment Funds


Anthony Webster
Eminent Practitioners
Michael Gagie
Eminent Practitioners