The Maples Group, through its law firm, Maples and Calder, advises global financial, institutional, business and private clients on the laws of the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Ireland, Jersey and Luxembourg. We have specific strengths in areas of corporate commercial, finance, investment funds, insolvency and dispute resolution, regulatory and trusts. Maintaining relationships with leading Latin American and international legal counsel, we leverage our expertise to deliver an integrated service offering for global business initiatives.
We have over 2,000 lawyers and professionals worldwide, and offices located in Abu Dhabi, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Boston, Cayman Islands, Delaware, Dubai, Hong Kong, Ireland, Jersey, London, Luxembourg, Montreal, the Netherlands, New York and Singapore.
Our clients include the region's leading financial institutions, investment managers and corporations and our dedicated Latin America practice group consists of lawyers, including fluent Spanish and Portuguese speakers, with specialist knowledge of Latin American markets.
Our team members are recognised for providing innovative solutions and have experience advising on securitisation, structured finance, debt and equity capital markets, project finance, banking, corporate and investment funds transactions with a Latin American nexus. We also have strong and long-established relationships with leading Latin American and international law firms that advise on these types of transactions. Legal directories and other publications have independently recognised many of the transactions we have worked on together with these counsel.
Funds and investment management: A market leader, providing quality legal advice through our Latin America specialists, we offer a superior, client-tailored service and have assisted with developing innovative structures for leading investment fund managers, operating from or investing into Latin America.
Structured finance: With continued growth of the Latin American export finance market, we have been heavily involved in relation to the staples of oil, steel and minerals, as well as with the rapidly growing agro-business sector, having acted on a series of sugar, beef and ethanol transactions.
Banking: We advise on bank licensing and regulation, including numerous high-profile Latin American bank mergers. We also act for a number of Latin American financial institutions with respect to bond issues, medium-term note and commercial paper programmes.
Corporate: Clients include petrochemical entities, steel producers, mining companies, airlines, digital and online service providers and other industrials and corporates in the region. We have extensive experience in equity capital markets and project and asset finance, having acted on a number of high-profile IPOs and SPACs, infrastructure projects, gas pipeline and oil platform transactions, aircraft and ship financings, large M&A transactions and joint venture/shareholder arrangements.
Dispute resolution and insolvency: We have acted on numerous high-profile and complex commercial disputes, offering a broad range of litigation, regulatory, expert witness and alternative dispute resolution services. We also advise office-holders, major institutional lenders, investors and debtors on relevant aspects of complex restructurings as well as contentious and non-contentious cross-border insolvencies.
Regulatory and compliance: Through our representation on a range of industry associations, established relationships with regulatory agencies, involvement with the development of financial services law and policy, as well as our lawyers' extensive knowledge of applicable laws, regulations and rules, we offer prompt, concise and clear advice to help clients determine how best to maintain compliance with regulatory obligations.
Trusts and private client: We advise settlors, trustees and beneficiaries on private wealth and estate planning matters, including charities. We also advise trustees and investors in relation to unit trust structures. Through our extensive network of contacts, we also facilitate introductions to international institutional trustees.
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