Managing Partners: Alasdair Robertson (Global); Mark Western (Hong Kong); Michael Gagie (Singapore)
Number of partners: 138
Number of lawyers: 360
Languages:English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese, Korean
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 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. Its 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.
Asset Finance - Aviation & Shipping
Dispute Resolution & Insolvency
Funds & Investment Management
Main Areas of Practice:
The team is regularly involved in the largest and most complex corporate transactions involving Cayman Islands, Irish and British Virgin Islands companies and has extensive experience in the fields of equity capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, restructuring, corporate advisory.
Hong Kong Partners: Greg Knowles, Derrick Kan, Lorraine Pao, Matt Roberts (Head of Corporate), Everton Robertson, Richard Spooner
Singapore Partner: Michael Gagie (Head of Corporate/Finance and Global Head of BVI legal practice)
Dispute Resolution & Insolvency:
The firm provides support and assistance in respect of proceedings in numerous jurisdictions around the world. Areas of specialisation include arbitration, mediation and alternative dispute resolution, corporate and commercial disputes, distressed investment funds,fraud and white collar crime, insolvency and corporate restructuring, regulatory and financial services, security enforcement and asset tracing and trust litigation.
Hong Kong Partners: John Trehey (Head of Dispute Resolution & Insolvency in Asia), Aisling Dwyer
There are finance partners based in each Group’s law firms, delivering time zone convenience and multi-office capability across a global network. Services include acquisition and leveraged financing, asset finance, banking, capital markets, debt listing, derivatives, financial services regulation, insurance linked products, Islamic finance, restructuring and workouts and structured finance.
Hong Kong Partners: Mark Western (Head of Finance in Asia and Global Head of Asset Finance), Stacey Overholt, Lorraine Pao, Everton Robertson, Jonathan Silver (Head of Shipping in Asia)
Singapore Partners: Michael Gagie (Head of Corporate/Finance; and Global Head of BVI legal practice), James Kinsley
Funds & Investment Management:
The firm gives expert advice on a wide range of fund related matters, including on issues arising from funds’ structuring, restructuring and dissolution. The team acts for an unparalleled cross section of the participants in the global investment funds market, including law firms, fund managers, depositaries, administrators, investment banks, private equity groups, insurance groups, pension funds, boutique investment management companies, institutional investors, sovereign wealth funds, family offices, prime brokers, audit firm structuring teams as well as other financial institutions.
Hong Kong Partners: Anthony Webster (Head of Funds & Investment Management in Asia), Nick Harrold, Terence Ho, Michelle Lloyd (Irish Law), Ann Ng, Matt Roberts, Everton Robertson, Sharon Yap
Singapore Partner: Tom Katsaros (Head of Funds & Investment Management)