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Maples Group

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Managing Partner: Alasdair Robertson (Global Managing Partner)
Number of partners: 132
Number of lawyers: 346
Languages: Afrikaans, Arabic, Cantonese, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kannada, Konkani, Latvian, Luxembourgish, Malayalam, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Sindhi, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Tetun, Tulu, Urdu, Welsh

Firm Overview:

The legal services team at the Maples Group 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, finance, funds and investment management, dispute resolution and insolvency and trusts and private client. Maintaining relationships with leading legal counsel, the Group leverages this local expertise to deliver an integrated service offering for global business initiatives.

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Main Areas of Practice:

The Maples Group's legal services division is regularly involved in the largest and most complex corporate transactions involving British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Irish, Jersey and Luxembourg companies and has extensive experience in the fields of corporate advisory, energy and natural resources, equity capital markets, foreign direct investment, mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, restructuring and technology and telecoms.

Dispute Resolution & Insolvency:
The firm is at the forefront of cross-border litigation and contentious and non-contentious restructuring in our practice areas providing an international perspective alongside in-depth local expertise. It pust a premium on teamwork and understand the importance of working closely with our clients, co-counsel and colleagues across other departments and offices to provide the best possible outcome. Acting for both plaintiffs and defendants and debtors and creditors allowing theteam to provide a 360 view on strategy. Lawyers are experienced advocates and appear at all levels of the court system and arbitration processes.

Its qualified finance lawyers handle a variety of complex matters relating to acquisition and leveraged financing, asset finance, banking, debt capital markets, derivatives, fund finance, insurance linked products, Islamic finance, repackaging (both via programmes and standalone transactions) and structured finance.

Funds & Investment Management:
The Maples Group is recognised as a market leader in providing legal services to investment funds, investment managers, investors and / or providers of fund financing. Its experienced teams of lawyers and professionals provide expert advice and world-class service in the legal aspects of setting up, managing and investing across a broad range of fund structures and management entities.

We are specialists in insurance vehicles as well as alternative risk transfer such as catastrophe bond vehicles and other insurance linked products. Its experts are also experienced in establishing insurance companies, insurance management and broker operations.

The firm's services include:
• Regulatory compliance
• Licensing of insurers, managers and brokers
• Captive insurance
• Catastrophe bond and other special purpose insurers
• Reinsurance and sidecars
• Corporate advisory

Intellectual Property:
The firm advisse a broad range of clients from start-up and early stage to multinationals with respect to the best means to protect and extract value from their intellectual property rights. In this regard, it advises on all aspects of:
• Licensing and royalties
• Technology transfer
• Copyright
• Trade marks
• Patents
• Design rights
• Database rights
• Domain names
• Trade secrets
• Branding and e-commerce
• Structuring for intellectual property

Projects & Construction:
The team provides advice on all legal aspects of infrastructure and developments, including tendering, finance and refinance, projects and construction contracts and regulation and disputes. It advises both the public and private sector, including central and local government, funders, developers, contractors and design consultants. It has particular expertise in public private partnerships both in Ireland and internationally across many sectors including health, education, roads, rail, energy, water, waste, social housing and nursing homes.

The firm's services include:
Infrastructure Projects
• Project finance
• Regulation
• Operation contracts
• Disputes
• Bespoke and standard Irish and international contracts
• Regulation
• Disputes
Public Procurement (EU and Irish law)
• Procurement strategy
• Tender documents
• Procurement disputes

The Maples Group provides specialist expertise on all aspects of real estate law, with experience across the full spectrum of commercial property transactions. The team works closely with our corporate, banking and tax teams to provide a fully tailored service for its clients which is integral to the delivery and structuring of significant property transactions.

Services include:
• Investment acquisitions and disposals (both single asset and portfolios)
• Real estate finance
• PRS / Multi Unit / BTR transactions
• Asset management
• Commercial leases
• Landlord and tenant
• Property development
• Real estate funds
• Tax-driven property investment structures

The property team is highly regarded for its market leading expertise in structuring complex real estate transactions whether it's in investment acquisition or disposal or financing and development. The firm also act for many of Ireland's leading landlords and tenants on their respective property portfolios.

Sports, Media & Entertainment:
Specialist legal advice and support, given in a timely manner and from a team with real experience, can make a positive impact on the revenue that a business can generate from its sports, media or entertainment interests.

The firm's services include:
• Sports Ventures
• Intellectual Property
• Structured Finance
• Media
• Personality / Athlete Services

The Maples Group specialist skills and knowledge is strongly supported by the collective expertise of its corporate, funds and investment management, finance, intellectual property and trusts and private client groups.

The Maples Group has established relationships with leading international law firms and our Tax teams work closely with international counsel on cross-border tax matters. The firm also works in tandem with other lawyers in different practice areas to develop the most innovative and efficient solutions for our clients.

Its dedicated tax teams deliver the highest quality of service and legal advice from offices in Ireland and Luxembourg; both well-established as European jurisdictions of choice for cross-border tax and complex multi-jurisdictional transactions, as well as having reputations for stability and efficiency.

 The firm's tax services include:
• Structured finance and securitisation
• Property acquisition structuring and taxation
• Aviation and asset finance and leasing
• Corporate reorganisation
• Foreign direct investment
• Intellectual Property
• Investment funds
• Mergers and acquisitions
• Tax controversy and litigation
• Indirect tax advice
• Wealth management / family office
• Tax compliance and FACTA / CRS reporting

Trusts & Private Client:

The firm advises some of the world’s largest private businesses, individual private clients, institutional trustees and other fiduciary service providers on matters concerning all types of private trusts and estate planning structures, as well as trusts and fiduciary arrangements used in commercial transactions.

With access to its global network of offices and the support, strength and depth of expertise of our dispute resolution and insolvency team, the firm is well-positioned to provide expert advice and help clients avoid or resolve disputes should the need arise.

The firm advises on:
• Private wealth trusts
• Commercial trusts
• Structures to effect charitable and philanthropic giving
• Trust litigation


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