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Heidi de Vries

Maples and Calder London
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Partner
London
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Expertise

Heidi is a partner in the Investment Funds group and works closely with hedge fund managers, private equity houses and their onshore counsel in the hedge fund and private equity sectors. Heidi advises on both Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands law and specialises in the structuring, formation, ongoing maintenance and restructuring of hedge funds and private equity funds, representing large financial institutions as well as boutique and start-up managers.  Her experience includes the establishment of Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands companies and partnerships and advising on a broad range of corporate and commercial matters.

Professional Background

Heidi joined Maples and Calder in 2012.  Prior to joining, she was a partner at another international law firm in the Cayman Islands.  She has also previously worked in the mergers and acquisitions group at Linklaters in London, and prior to that, in the banking and finance group at Clayton Utz in Australia. 

Heidi is recognised as a leading lawyer in Who's Who Legal, Chambers Global, Legal 500 and IFLR1000. Heidi is also named as a leading practitioner by Legal Media Group's Expert Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law.

Education

Bond University, Australia, Bachelor of Laws (Hons)
Newcastle University, Australia, Bachelor of Commerce

Professional / Civic Activities

Heidi is a member of the Advisory Board of the Cayman Islands Film Commission and the Board of Trustees of The Homeless Film Festival.

Bar Admissions

1996 - Admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia
1997 - Admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Western Australia (does not practise as a barrister or solicitor in Australia)
2000 - Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales (does not practise as an English solicitor)
2002 - Admitted as an attorney-at-law in the Cayman Islands
2005 - Admitted as a solicitor of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (British Virgin Islands)

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