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North America

Maples has many years' knowledge and experience of the business environment in the US and Canada, and provides legal advice on the laws of the Cayman Islands, Ireland and the British Virgin Islands to North American based clients with global international focused businesses.

Our North American practice operates from our offices in the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands providing full-service legal advice for North American clients in a convenient time zone. Our teams in Dubai, Dublin, Hong Kong, London and Singapore also lend their experience to North American clients using Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands or Irish companies to do business in those regions.

Our practice supports institutions, legal firms and commercial and multinational corporate clients looking to form offshore companies, trusts and partnerships. Our expertise includes investment funds, structured finance, commercial and corporate finance, asset and project finance, international joint ventures and litigation. We have excellent working relationships with all major legal counsel and service providers throughout North America, ensuring that we can provide you with an integrated service tailored to your precise needs.

We also offer specialised fiduciary, fund administration, insurance, entity formation and management and trust and private client services through our affiliate, MaplesFS, which has offices in Delaware, Montreal, New York and San Francisco as well as in the Cayman Islands.

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

2014

  • The Hedge Fund Journal - Leading 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 Service 
  • The Legal Week British Legal Awards - Offshore Law Firm of the Year
  • Who's Who Legal Awards - Cayman Islands Law Firm of the Year 

2013

  • DealMakers - Global AwardsPrivate Equity Offshore Law Firm of the Year
  • Hedge Fund Journal Awards - Leading Offshore Law Firm
  • Lawyers World - Law Awards - Private Equity Offshore Law Firm of the Year
  • The Lawyer Awards - Offshore Law Firm of the Year
  • Who's Who Legal Awards - Private Funds Law Firm of the Year

2012

  • 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 Awards - Private Funds Law Firm of the Year
  • Finance Monthly - Law Awards - Private Equity Law Firm of the Year, Cayman Islands
  • Hedge Funds Review - Service Provider Rankings - Best Offshore Legal Provider
  • Hedge Fund Journal Awards - Leading Offshore Law Firm
  • HFMWeek - US Hedge Fund Service Provider Awards - Best Offshore Law Firm
  • Lawyer Monthly - Client Care Law Firm of the Year, Cayman Islands
  • Lawyer Monthly - Leading Lawyer 100
  • Lawyers World - Global Awards - Global Award Winner
  • Lawyers World - Law Awards - Private Equity Offshore Law Firm of the Year

2011

  • Acquisition International - Corporate Law Firm of the Year, British Virgin Islands
  • 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 Awards - 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's - 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

British Virgin Islands

Maples and Calder British Virgin Islands
Arabella di Iorio
work +1 284 852 3016
Maples and Calder Cayman Islands
Kieran Walsh
work +1 345 814 5353

Cayman Islands

Maples and Calder Cayman Islands
Paul Lumsden
work +1 345 814 5468
Maples and Calder Cayman Islands
Henry Smith
work +1 345 814 5528