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Tim Clipstone

Maples and Calder British Virgin Islands
work Sea Meadow House PO Box 173 Road Town Tortola VG1110 British Virgin Islands
British Virgin Islands
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Tim advises on all aspects of British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands securities, corporate and partnership law, including the formation, sale, purchase, listing, licensing and restructuring of regulated and unregulated vehicles, joint venture arrangements and corporate governance issues.  He has particular expertise in advising managers and institutional investors on all aspects of investment funds.

Professional Background

Tim joined Maples and Calder in 2012.  He was previously a partner with another international law firm in the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands, where he headed the firm's Distressed Funds group and was a member of the industry grouping advising the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority on the AIFMD.  Prior to that, he worked for Olswang in their corporate team.  Tim has been recommended as a funds lawyer in Chambers Global and Legal 500 and named as a leading lawyer in IFLR1000.  He has also received recognition from Who's Who Legal for Private Funds. 


Warwick Business School, UK, MBA (distinction and Dean's Prize for best dissertation), 2004
College of Law, Guildford, UK, LPC (distinction), 1994
College of Law, Guildford, UK, CPE, 1993
University of Hull, UK, BA (Hons), History, 1990



Professional / Civic Activities

Chairman, Securities, Investment Business and Mutual Funds Advisory Committee (SIBAC) of the Financial Services Commission
Chairman, AIFM Directive Focus Group established by the Financial Services Commission
Executive committee member, Investment Funds Association of the BVI
Member, Legislative Sub-Committee of the Financial Services Business Development Committee established by the office of the Premier 

Bar Admissions

1996 – Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales (does not practise as an English solicitor)
2005 – Admitted as a solicitor of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (British Virgin Islands)
2008 – Admitted as an attorney-at-law in the Cayman Islands

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