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John Dykstra

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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John specialises in structured finance, investment funds and corporate and commercial transactions, with an emphasis on catastrophe bond transactions and other insurance-linked securities, CLO transactions, securitisations, derivatives, structured debt and repackagings.

Professional Background

John joined Maples and Calder in 2001.  He previously practised with Clifford Chance in London, where he completed a secondment to the fixed income desk at Lehman Brothers.  Before that, he practised with Lang Michener (now McMillan) in Canada.  John has been recommended for insurance and reinsurance by Who's Who Legal and noted in Chambers Global and Legal 500 for catastrophe bond transactions.


Queens University, Canada, BA, Economics
University of Toronto, Canada, JD

Bar Admissions

1995 - Admitted as a barrister and solicitor of Ontario, Canada (not practising)
1999 - Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales (not practising)
2001 - Admitted as an attorney-at-law in the Cayman Islands

Areas of Expertise


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