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Maples Group

Offshore

4 ranked individualsBand 1Cayman IslandsHigh Net Worth 2020 View ranking table

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Maples provides extensive private client and trust services to the high net worth market. A source notes that "they are one of the biggest names." One market insider reports: "Their service levels are fantastic. The team always get back to you quickly and they give very good advice," adding that "it is a standout firm."

Another wealth expert states: "They are a strong firm and you always see them in the biggest cases; we have a great relationship and think very highly of them." An offshore source notes: "When you get to heavyweight matters, that's when you use them," and another interviewee says that the firm has "a lot of clout in the Caribbean."

Notable practitioners

Alex Way is an associate in the London office and is recognised for his in-depth knowledge in Cayman trust matters."He has excellent technical knowledge. He is a real up-and-coming figure and makes a good team with Ray, but is also very good in his own right," notes a market insider. "He is very switched on, on the ball and very good technically as well," comments an offshore expert.

Maxine Bodden is a well-established offshore trusts attorney who advises individual and institutional clients. "She is exclusively private client and has lots of experience in pure trust work. She is creative when it comes to structuring and trust formation," reports a market source. "She is one of those lawyers who keeps on top of things and nothing gets past her," says a legal expert.

Morven McMillan is "a top name in the market who commands great respect" says a source, who continues: "She is a leading individual in dispute work." She has in-depth experience in a wide range of offshore trust matters. A wealth insider says: "She is a very, very well-known name who is one of the most respected individuals in this industry, and her presence really gives the firm clout in this jurisdiction.""She is the absolute standout," enthuses a legal expert, who adds that "she is incredibly established."

London-based Raymond Davern is a highly regarded expert in Cayman and BVI law matters. One market insider remarks: "You can really tell he is a top-level barrister by background as he has excellent technical knowledge and is always very up to date on developments around the world." The insider continues: "Davern has very good judgement and knows how cases will pan out and what pitfalls to avoid." Another wealth adviser reports: "His key strength is his network, he is very well connected in the legal community in both London and Cayman and that is very useful in big contentious scenarios when you need such insight," adding that "he has terrific legal knowledge."

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Cayman Islands

Offshore: Trusts


Alex Way
Expertise based abroad in UK
Maxine Bodden
Up and Coming
Morven McMillan
Band 1
Raymond Davern
Expertise based abroad in UK