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Nicola Bashforth

Maples and Calder Cayman Islands
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Nicola specialises in structured finance transactions, particularly CLOs, securitisations, repackagings, credit funds and other CLO investment structures.  Recognised as a leading offshore lawyer in the credit market, she works closely with all arrangers, CLO managers and their counsel, helping to establish and structure their CLOs, warehousings and refinancings, based on a solid understanding and experience of the market pre, during and post credit crisis.  Nicola also has experience in general corporate, finance and regulatory matters.

Professional Background

Nicola joined Maples and Calder in 2013.  She has been based in the Cayman Islands since 2006, having previously worked at two other international law firms.  Before that, she worked for Clifford Chance in London in their International Securitisation Group.  Nicola has been ranked by IFLR1000. 


Inns of Court School of Law, London, Bar Vocational Course, 1999
Lancaster University, UK, LLB (First Class Hons), 1998

Professional / Civic Activities

Nicola is a member of the Cayman Islands Law Society.

Bar Admissions

1999 - Called to the Bar in England and Wales
2003 - Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales (not practising)
2006 - Admitted as an attorney-at-law in the Cayman Islands

Areas of Expertise


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