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Sheryl Dean

Maples and Calder Cayman Islands
work PO Box 309, Ugland House South Church Street George Town Grand Cayman KY1-1104 Cayman Islands
Cayman Islands
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cell+1 345 526 5294


Sheryl specialises in the structuring, establishment and operation of private equity funds and advising on their downstream transactions, as well as the formation and ongoing operation of hedge funds.  She represents large sponsors as well as boutique and start up investment managers.  Sheryl also advises on a wide range of corporate transactions, with particular expertise in M&A transactions, restructurings and joint venture arrangements.

Professional Background

Sheryl joined Maples and Calder in 2012, having previously been a partner at another international law firm in the Cayman Islands.  Prior to her move to the Cayman Islands, she worked in the corporate and M&A teams at each of Slaughter and May and Gibson Dunn in London.  Sheryl commenced her legal career in the corporate team of Russell McVeagh in New Zealand.  Identified as a leading lawyer, Sheryl has been featured in Who's Who Legal publications.  


University of Otago, New Zealand, LLB (Hons)
University of Otago, New Zealand, BCom (Finance)

Bar Admissions

1999 - Admitted as a barrister and solicitor in New Zealand (does not practise as a barrister or solicitor in New Zealand)
2004 - Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales (does not practise as an English solicitor)
2006 - Admitted as an attorney-at-law in the Cayman Islands

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