Our global derivatives team advises swap dealers, prime brokers and other financial institutions on issues of netting and collateral in relation to the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc (ISDA) and repo/securities lending agreements. 

The team also advises on issues such as capacity, authorisation and enforceability against specific counterparties.

We currently provide the Cayman Islands legal opinions to ISDA, the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (fka the Bond Market Association), the International Capital Market Association, the Bundesverband Deutscher Banken (Federal Association of German Banks), the Futures and Options Association, the Foreign Exchange Committee and the British Bankers' Association.

Our Irish practice has developed a particular expertise advising Irish-established funds (including Common Contractual Funds and UCITS) on netting and segregation issues.



Maples and Calder British Virgin Islands
Richard May
work +1 284 852 3027

Cayman Islands

Maples and Calder Cayman Islands
Alasdair Robertson
work +1 345 814 5345
Maples and Calder Cayman Islands
Mark Matthews
work +1 345 814 5314


Maples and Calder Dubai
Tahir Jawed
work +971 4 360 4071


Maples and Calder Dublin
Nollaig Murphy
work +353 1 619 2079

Hong Kong

Maples and Calder (Hong Kong) LLP
Mark Western
work +852 3690 7407


Maples and Calder Jersey
Christopher Byrne
work +44 1534 495 311


Maples and Calder London
Jonathan Caulton
work +44 20 7466 1612


Maples and Calder Luxembourg
Arnaud Arrecgros
work +352 28 55 12 41


Maples and Calder (Singapore) LLP
Michael Gagie
work +65 6922 8402

Our strategic global presence and highest quality expertise ensure that our clients receive unmatched service and advice, provided in a commercial and cost-effective way.

Mark Matthews, Partner, Cayman