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Stephen Watler

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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Stephen is an associate in the Investment Funds group of Maples and Calder in the Cayman Islands.  Having worked with the firm for over a decade, he has advised managers and institutional clients based in the United States, England and various countries in Asia on a variety of fund structures including unit trusts, segregated portfolio companies, exempted companies and partnerships.

Stephen has extensive knowledge on Cayman Islands and Asia regulatory matters involving retail, administered and registered mutual funds, as well as the restructuring and winding up of investment funds.  He also acts for hedge funds, private equity funds, structured finance vehicles and provides advice on general corporate and commercial matters.

Professional Background

Stephen joined Maples and Calder as a trainee in 2005 and qualified in 2007.  He has worked in various jurisdictions for the firm including London and Hong Kong, and is currently based in the Cayman Islands.  Stephen also spent time on secondment at White & Case LLP in London, in their Banking and Capital Markets team. 


Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada, BBA (Hons), 2002
University of East Anglia, UK, GDL/CPE, 2003
College of Law, UK, LPC, 2004

Professional / Civic Activities

Stephen is a member and past President of the Caymanian Bar Association and a member of the Cayman Islands Law Society and the Law Society of England and Wales.  He is also a former Member of the Board of Governors of the University College of the Cayman Islands.

Bar Admissions

2007 - Admitted as an attorney-at-law in the Cayman Islands
2013 - Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales (not practising)

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