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Cayman Islands

Our Cayman office offers comprehensive Cayman Islands legal services to a large list of institutional, banking, financial and commercial clients both internationally and locally. Our reputation for quality of service, responsiveness and value is unmatched.

We can provide you with access to advice in relation to Cayman Islands law either through our Cayman office or our global network of offices that may be located in a time zone more convenient to your operations, including Dubai, Hong Kong, London and Singapore. Our affiliate, MaplesFS can also provide global support for your fiduciary and administration needs.

As a jurisdiction, the Cayman Islands has long established itself as one of the leading international financial centres. There are a number of factors which make the Cayman Islands an attractive jurisdiction for cross-border transactions including a creditor and investor friendly legal system, based upon English common law with a good court system, (including a separate division within the Grand Court to deal with commercial disputes).

The jurisdiction also offers a stable political environment with adherence to international regulatory standards including, (in relation to anti-money laundering legislation) exchange of information with respect to tax matters and cross-border regulator to regulator information. In addition the Cayman Islands has an established professional infrastructure that is known for its responsiveness and efficiency, as well as being a tax neutral jurisdiction.

The Cayman Islands are renowned as the leading jurisdiction for the formation of investments funds and structured finance issuers and Cayman Islands companies are listed on stock exchanges worldwide, including the LSE, AIM, NYSE, NASDAQ, TSX and HKSE.

The Cayman Islands has signed a total of 27 Tax Information Exchange Agreements, and has a further 7 agreements awaiting signature, including Spain, Italy, Greece, Indonesia and South Korea. Cayman has also enacted the tax information exchange provisions of the EU Savings Directive.

Cayman Business Group

In addition, our Cayman office has a team of specialist partners and lawyers that also provides dedicated services to locally based and international clients looking to establish operations in the Cayman Islands, including:

  • Corporate (including inbound investment and mergers & acquisitions)
  • Dispute Resolution & Litigation
  • Finance
  • Real Estate & Development
  • Construction & Infrastructure
  • Local Licensing
  • Immigration, Employment & Pensions
  • Intellectual Property
  • Special Economic Zone Establishment

Current Developments

Awards

Industry recognition includes the following awards:

2016

  • Hedge Fund Journal Awards - Leading Offshore Law Firm 

2015 

  • Hedge Fund Journal Awards - Leading Offshore Law Firm 
  • HFMWeek - European Service Provider Awards - Best Offshore Law Firm
  • HFMWeek - US Hedge Fund Services Awards - Best Offshore Law Firm for Client Service 
  • Legal Week - British Legal Awards - Offshore Law Firm of the Year 
  • Who's Who Legal Awards - Cayman Islands Law Firm of the Year

2014

  • Hedge Fund Journal Awards - Offshore Law Firm of the Year
  • HFMWeek - European Hedge Fund Services Awards - Best Offshore Law Firm 
  • HFMWeek - US Hedge Fund Services Awards - Best Offshore Law Firm 
  • HFMWeek - US Hedge Fund Services Awards - Best Offshore Law Firm for Client Services
  • Legal Week - British Legal Awards - Offshore Law Firm of the Year
  • Who's Who Legal Awards - Cayman Islands Law Firm of the Year 
  • Who's Who Legal Awards - Private Funds Law Firm of the Year

2013

  • DealMakers - Global AwardsPrivate Equity Offshore Law Firm of the Year
  • Hedge Fund Journal Awards - Leading Offshore Law Firm
  • Lawyer Monthly - Legal Awards - Asset Recovery Law Firm of the Year, Cayman Islands
  • Lawyers World - Law Awards - Private Equity Offshore Law Firm of the Year
  • M&A Advisor Awards - Distressed M&A Deal of the Year ($25m - $100m)
  • The Lawyer Awards - Offshore Law Firm of the Year
  • Who's Who Legal Awards - Private Funds Law Firm of the Year

2012

  • Airfinance Journal - Equity Deal of the Year
  • Corporate International Magazine Global Awards - Private Equity Law Firm of the Year, Cayman Islands
  • DealMakers - Global Leading Firms Top Tier Rankings - Private Equity Offshore Law Firm of the Year
  • DealMakers - Law AwardsPrivate Funds Law Firm of the Year
  • Finance Monthly - Law AwardsPrivate Equity Law Firm of the Year, Cayman Islands
  • Hedge Fund Journal Awards - Leading Offshore Law Firm
  • Hedge Funds Review - Service Provider Rankings - Best Offshore Legal Provider
  • Lawyer Monthly - Client Care Law Firm of the Year, Cayman Islands
  • Lawyer Monthly - Leading Lawyer 100
  • Lawyers World - Country Awards - Private Equity Offshore Winner
  • Lawyers World - Global Awards - Global Award Winner
  • Lawyers World - Law Awards - Private Equity Offshore Law Firm of the Year

2011

  • DealMakers - Country Award Winner
  • DealMakers - Global Award Winner
  • Finance Monthly - Law Awards - Copyright Law Firm of the Year, Cayman Islands
  • Hedge Fund Journal Awards - Leading Offshore Law Firm
  • HFMWeek - US Hedge Fund Services Award - Best Offshore Law Firm
  • IAIR (International Alternative Investment Review) - Offshore Law Firm of the Year
  • InterContinental Finance Magazine - Highly Commended - Top Tier Firms
  • InterContinental Finance Magazine - Legal Excellence Awards - Law Firm of the Year Private Funds
  • Lawyers World - Global Awards - Global Award Winner
  • Lawyers World - Law Awards - Private Funds Law Firm of the Year
  • US Hedgeweek Awards - Best Offshore Law Firm

Contacts

Cayman Islands

Maples and Calder Cayman Islands
Paul Lumsden
work +1 345 814 5468