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Jo Cunningham

Maples and Calder Cayman Islands
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Jo specialises in the establishment and operation of offshore investment funds.  She has a broad range of hedge fund, private equity fund and investment platform clients.  Jo's litigation background combined with her investment fund experience gives her a unique perspective on issues associated with distressed investment funds and she has advised extensively on the reorganisation of such funds. 

Professional Background

Jo joined Maples and Calder in 2007 and was elected partner in 2012.  Prior to joining Maples and Calder, Jo established a successful practice at the Commercial Bar in London where she was consistently ranked by legal directories as a leading barrister in her field.  Jo has spoken at a number of industry conferences and regularly contributes to publications on fund related matters.  She was part of a small group that was instrumental in the establishment of the Cayman Islands Chapter of 100 Women in Finance and served as the initial co-chair of the Chapter.  Jo was profiled by the Hedge Fund Journal in 2015 as one of 50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds and has been ranked across consecutive years by IFLR 1000, Chambers and Partners, Legal 500 and Who's Who Legal.


St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, BA (First Class, Honours) in Law, MA - Jacobson Prize for Law

Professional / Civic Activities

Jo is a Sustaining Angel and co-chair of the Cayman Islands chapter of 100 Women in Hedge Funds.

Bar Admissions

2000 - Called to the Bar of England and Wales - Major, Duke of Edinburgh and Pegasus Scholar of the Inner Temple
2007 - Admitted as a barrister of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (British Virgin Islands)
2008 - Admitted as an attorney-at-law in the Cayman Islands

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