Expert knowledge, multiple jurisdictions

Our private equity team regularly advises on the formation, structuring and financing of private equity funds. We also work closely with leading international law firms to help their clients achieve their goals. 

The private equity team comprises more than 35 lawyers. Our specialist private equity lawyers bring a wealth of experience to bear on each transaction and are recognised for their expertise in Chambers & Partners, IFLR and Legal 500.

We advise on all aspects of private equity law including:

  • Establishing funds (structured as exempted limited partnerships, companies or trusts)
  • Establishing holding companies and financing vehicles
  • Acquiring and investing in portfolio companies
  • Secondary/distressed acquisitions
  • Financing (secured and unsecured)
  • Group restructurings and re-organisations
  • Investor relations and marketing
  • Due diligence

We are uniquely placed among international law firms, offering clients the choice of forming private equity funds in the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, IrelandJersey and Luxembourg.  Our experts in these jurisdictions are supported by knowledgeable partners in Dubai, Hong Kong and London, ensuring a seamless response from the location that best suits your needs.

Our affiliate, MaplesFS, works closely with our lawyers to provide specialised fiduciary and administration services to private equity funds and their managers from key onshore and offshore financial centres, including Luxembourg.  Our group is therefore uniquely placed to facilitate downstream fund investments.

Our private equity team represents a wide range of managers and institutional investors including large buy-out managers, banks, pension plans and spin-out funds and start-ups across North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America. We form funds and advise on related transactions for 8 of the 20 largest private equity fund managers.

We are also a leading adviser to private equity funds investing in Ireland.  Our Irish team advise on all types of private equity transactions and exits from growth and venture investing, management and leveraged buyouts, take privates, secondary buyouts and exits by way of trade sale or IPO.  We have been at the forefront in Ireland of advising both bidders and targets in take private transactions and leveraged buyouts and our partners have been involved in the most significant of those transactions in recent years. 



Maples and Calder 開曼群島辦事處
Kieran Walsh
work +1 345 814 5353

Cayman Islands

Maples and Calder 開曼群島辦事處
Iain McMurdo
work +1 345 814 5378


Maples and Calder 杜拜辦事處
Tahir Jawed
work +971 4 360 4071


Maples and Calder 都柏林辦事處
Edward Miller
work +353 1 619 2028

Hong Kong

Maples and Calder 香港辦事處
Greg Knowles
work +852 2971 3008
Maples and Calder 香港辦事處
Anthony Webster
work +852 2971 3001


Maples and Calder 开曼群岛办事处
Christopher Byrne
work +44 1534 495 311


Maples and Calder 倫敦辦事處
Paul Govier
work +44 20 7466 1631


Maples and Calder 开曼群岛办事处
Johan Terblanche
work +352 28 55 12 44


Maples and Calder 新加坡辦事處
Tom Katsaros
work +65 6922 8403

The way in which a PE fund is structured can determine future profitability and agility. Our team has the experience and objective view you need to get it right from day one.

Iain McMurdo, Partner, Cayman