Maples has many years' knowledge and experience of the business environment in the US and Canada, and provides legal advice on the laws of the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Ireland and Jersey to North American based clients with global international focused businesses.
Our North American practice operates from our offices in the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands, providing full-service legal advice for North American clients in a convenient time zone. Our teams in Dubai, Dublin, Hong Kong, Jersey, London and Singapore also lend their experience to North American clients using British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Irish or Jersey companies to do business in those regions.
Our practice supports institutions, legal firms and commercial and multinational corporate clients looking to form offshore companies, trusts and partnerships. Our expertise includes investment funds, structured finance, commercial and corporate finance, asset and project finance, international joint ventures and litigation. We have excellent working relationships with all major legal counsel and service providers throughout North America, ensuring that we can provide you with an integrated service tailored to your precise needs.
We also offer specialised fiduciary, fund administration, insurance, entity formation and management and trust and private client services through our affiliate, MaplesFS, which has offices in Delaware, Montreal, New York and San Francisco as well as in the Cayman Islands.
Industry recognition includes the following awards:
- The Hedge Fund Journal - Leading Offshore Law Firm
- Lawyers World - Lawyers World Global Award Winner 2012
- Lawyer Monthly - Leading Lawyer 100
- Acquisition International - British Virgin Islands Corporate Law Firm of the Year 2011
- The Lawyers World Law Awards 2011 - Private Funds Law Firm Of The Year 2011
- IAIR (International Alternative Investment Review) - Offshore Law Firm of the Year
- InterContinental Finance Magazine’s Legal Excellence Awards 2011 - Law Firm Of The Year – Private Funds
- Finance Monthly Law Awards 2011 - Copyright Law Firm of the Year, Cayman Islands 2011
- InterContinental Finance Magazine - Highly Commended – Top Tier Firms - 2011
- US Hedgeweek Awards - Best Offshore Law Firm 2011
- DealMakers - Country Award 2011
- DealMakers - Global Award 2011
- Hedgeweek USA Awards - Best Offshore Law Firm
- HFMWeek US Hedge Fund Service Provider Award - Best Offshore Law Firm