Maples and Calder is a leading international law firm advising global financial, institutional, business and private clients on the laws of the Cayman Islands, Ireland and the British Virgin Islands (BVI). Its affiliated organisation, MaplesFS, is a leading independent global provider of specialised fiduciary, fund administration, entity formation and management, insurance management and trust and private client services. With over 1,600 staff worldwide, the Maples group also has locations in Bermuda, Boston, Delaware, Dubai, Hong Kong, London, Luxembourg, Montreal, the Netherlands, New York, San Francisco and Singapore.
Maples and Calder's dedicated Latin America practice group consists of fluent Spanish and Portuguese-speaking lawyers, known for providing innovative and ground-breaking solutions, with specialist knowledge of Latin American markets. The firm's lawyers have expertise in securitisation, structured finance, capital markets, project finance, banking, corporate and investment funds transactions. The team comprises specialists advising on offshore structures for Latin American clients and those conducting business or investing in the Latin American region with regard to the laws of the Cayman Islands, Ireland and the BVI.
Maples and Calder's clients include the region's leading financial institutions, investment managers and corporations and it has established strong relations with the leading regional and international law firms. Many of the firm's transactions have been independently recognised by legal directories and other publications.
Main areas of practice
Investment funds: A market leader providing quality legal advice through the firm's Latin American specialists, Maples and Calder offers unmatched, client-tailored service. The group has developed structures for leading investment fund managers, operating from or investing into Latin America.
Structured finance: With continued growth of the Latin export finance market, Maples and Calder has been heavily involved in relation to the staples of oil, steel and minerals, but also with the rapidly growing agro business sector, having acted for a series of sugar, beef and ethanol transactions.
Banking: The firm advises on bank licensing and regulation, including some recent high-profile Latin American bank mergers, and for a number of banks with respect to bond issues, medium-term note and commercial paper programmes.
Corporate: The firm's clients include petrochemical entities, steel producers, mining companies, airlines and other industrials and corporates in the region. It has extensive experience in project and asset finance, having acted on a number of infrastructure projects, gas pipeline and oil platform transactions, and advising on aircraft and ship financings, a series of large M&A transactions and joint venture/shareholder arrangements.
Commercial litigation and dispute resolution / insolvency and corporate restructuring: The firm's litigators have acted in countless high-profile and complex commercial disputes, offering a broad range of litigation, regulatory, expert and alternative dispute resolution services and provide support and assistance in respect of proceedings in numerous jurisdictions. The firm's lawyers also represent office-holders, major institutional lenders, investors and debtors and handle all aspects of complex restructurings and contentious and non-contentious cross-border insolvencies.
Regulatory and financial services: Through the firm's presence on a range of industry associations, established relationships with regulatory agencies, involvement with the development of financial services law and policy, as well as its lawyers' extensive knowledge of applicable laws, regulations and rules, the firm offers prompt, concise and clear advice to help clients determine how best to maintain compliance.
Trusts: The firm advises settlors, trustees and beneficiaries on private wealth and estate planning issues, including charities, and also advises on trustees and investors in unit trusts. It makes introductions to international institutional trustees through an extensive network of contacts.Simon Firth
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