Maples and Calder Partner Named Lawyer of the Year for Private Funds
Who's Who Legal, a prominent legal services publication, recently honoured the foremost legal practitioners and law firms that have performed exceptionally well in their research, across multiple areas of business law at an awards dinner in Washington, DC. Maples and Calder partner and global head of the Private Equity group, Iain McMurdo, earned the coveted 2015 Lawyer of the Year for Private Funds award.
Selections were based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide, where only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.
Iain joined Maples and Calder in 2008 and specialises in the formation of private equity funds, advising on their resulting downstream transactions. He also works extensively with hedge fund managers and their onshore counsel advising on the structuring and ongoing maintenance of hedge funds. Iain represents large financial institutions and investment managers, including well-known sponsors of private equity and hedge funds, as well as boutique and start-up investment managers.
In addition to Iain's prestigious honour, Maples and Calder secured the Country & State Award as top law firm in the Cayman Islands.