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Maples Group

RITTER HOUSE, PO BOX 173, ROAD TOWN, TORTOLA, VG1110, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Tel:
Work +1 284 852 3000
Fax:
Fax +1 284 852 3097
Web:
maples.com/services/legal-services
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British Virgin Islands

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Maples Group

Maples Group's team is 'very professional and responsive'; it handles a variety of complex matters including asset, real estate and project financings, general banking and secured lending work, and equity and debt capital markets mandates. In a recent highlight, the practice acted for Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Company in a series A financing. Regularly advising issuers and banks, Richard May's practice is focused on North America and Europe, and Christopher Newton has particular expertise in banking, finance and restructuring transactions. Ruairi Bourke is also highly rated and Guy Williamson was promoted to of counsel.

Leading individuals

Christopher Newton - Maples Group

Richard May - Maples Group

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Corporate and commercial
Corporate and commercial - ranked: tier 1

Maples Group

Maples Group's BVI corporate group regularly handles a variety of complex matters spanning corporate advisory work, M&A, private equity work and restructurings. In a recent mandate, the team acted for Tate & Lyle on its equity investment into Sweet Green Fields, a BVI company. Richard May's practice is focused on North America and Europe, with particular experience in the natural resources sector, Ruairi Bourke regularly acts on M&A transactions, restructurings and joint ventures, and Chris Newton's expertise includes downstream investment work in the funds space. Guy Williamson was promoted to of counsel.

Leading individuals

Richard May - Maples Group

Next Generation Partners

Ruairi Bourke - Maples Group

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Maples Group

Maples Group's dispute resolution and insolvency team is 'very thorough, 100% on top of cases and a pleasure to work with'. The practice specialises in complex international commercial litigation relating to restructuring and insolvency issues, company law, finance matters, distressed funds and shareholder issues. Other areas of strength span asset tracing work, trust disputes, insurance and reinsurance matters, professional negligence claims, civil fraud issues and contractual claims. Adrian Francis and Alex Hall Taylor jointly lead the dispute resolution and insolvency department, which also counts associate Simon Hall as an experienced adviser.

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Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 1

Maples Group

Maples Group fields 'extremely high-quality lawyers, with experience across a range of disciplines' including advising on fund formation, maintenance and registration matters. The team also assists with the licensing options available for fund managers, advisers and administrators, as well as other investment business entities that wish to be licensed in the BVI. Richard May has a significant investment funds practice and acts for some of the world's largest US and UK managers; and Chris Newton's expertise includes downstream investment work in the funds space and fund financing mandates. Guy Williamson was promoted to of counsel. Stuart Connolly departed to Arthur Cox in Ireland.

Leading individuals

Richard May - Maples Group

Rising stars

Guy Williamson - Maples Group

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