Maples Secures Top Ranks with Chambers and Partners
Chambers and Partners has released its much anticipated 2017 Global Guide, heralding Maples and Calder as an "elite firm that is agreed by sources to be a benchmark for quality in global offshore legal services". The top tier international law firm continues to make significant achievements in both the individual lawyer and practice group rankings.
According to the guide, "peers are unanimous in their praise for the firm, describing it as 'the competitor we respect most'" and "interviewees highlight its 'absolute dominance of the Cayman market,' as well as its 'good European and Asian coverage'."
Among its impressive 54 individual lawyer rankings, Maples and Calder's Global Managing Partner, Alasdair Robertson, earned the distinguished rank of Eminent Practitioner, with sources describing him as a strong lawyer and "good spokesperson for the jurisdiction".
The firm, which has continued to maintain its Band 1 position in several legal directories, secured top spots for 21 practice group across all seven locations. With several new names added to the 2017 list as "up and coming" practitioners and "associates to watch", the guide also recognised the outstanding level of service provided by many of the honourees, moving them into a higher ranking than the previous year.
"We are very pleased with the results of this esteemed directory ranking," Robertson commented, adding, "It definitely resonates with the message we are receiving directly from clients who entrust us with their most complex and technical deals and often refer us to their own clients and associates. We are committed to leading the charge for the industry and the various jurisdictions in which we operate."
With a reputation based on its independence and objectivity, Chambers and Partners is well respected in the legal industry for its unbiased rankings of the world's best lawyers and law firms with leading international practices. It has published guides to the legal profession since 1990.