Firm Profile > Maples Group > St Helier, Jersey

Maples Group
2ND FLOOR SIR WALTER RALEIGH HOUSE
48-50 ESPLANADE
St Helier
JE2 3QB
Jersey

Capital markets Tier 2

At Maples Group, Chris Byrne and Paul Burton have been active in new securitisations (ranging from CLO structures through to car finance), high-yield and listed funds appearing on TISE; on the same exchange in the Islamic finance space, Simon Hopwood has handled some Sukuk listings. Stephanie Edge is a key associate.

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Testimonials

‘The team is able to pivot between complex DCM and ECM transactions. It’s a partner led team with significant background experience. Strength with technical listings on The International Stock Exchange (TISE).’

‘We work with Chris Byrne and his associate, Stephanie Edge, on the majority of our debt listings. They are both responsive and knowledgeable of the debt listing requirements and processes.  Both individuals are highly personable and a pleasure to work with.’

Corporate and commercial Tier 2

At Maples GroupPaul Burton and Chris Byrne are active in private equity deals as well as handling new-for-region energy deals and the purchases of all manner of trading companies. Anna Cochrane and Stephanie Edge are key associates in a practice that works with some of the world's top private equity houses and elite London firms to match. Other mandates have involved sensitive company restructuring and migrations.

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‘A collegiate, cross-office approach with their non-Jersey colleagues.  Prompt, detailed but commercial advice.’

‘Paul Burton is exceptional.’

‘Anna Cochrane has provided excellent advice on a range of topics in a timely fashion.’

‘We work with Chris Byrne and his associate, Stephanie Edge, on the majority of our debt listings.  As mentioned above, they are both responsive and knowledgeable of the debt listing requirements and processes.  Both individuals are highly personable and a pleasure to work with.’

Banking and finance Tier 3

At Maples Group, Paul Burton and Chris Byrne handle primarily lender-side work involving cross-border businesses, with a number of key deals of late involving the financing of companies in the natural resources space. In addition, Burton also handles a number of fund finance mandates, while Simon Hopwood handles some real estate finance transactions. Matthew Swan, former managing partner of Ogier, joined as a consultant in August 2019, and associate John Burns joined from Dickinson Gleeson in March 2020, joining a well-regarded associate bench that includes Amy Black and Anna Cochrane.

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‘Maples have a real can-do attitude. They are always willing to muck in to resolve problems at very short notice. They give confident on-the-spot advice, and are always there at the end of the phone if I have a one-off query, even where they are not otherwise involved in the transaction.  They are willing to be practical and commercial on transactions and take the time to understand the client’s issues.’

‘Anna Cochrane has provided assistance on a range of topics on a timely basis and to a very high standard.’

Investment funds Tier 3

Maples Group' Simon Hopwood and Chris Byrne  handle work including debt, hedge and private equity funds. The team is also adept at assisting with Shari'ah-compliant real estate funds.

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‘The Maples and Calder Jersey team is phenomenally responsive, incisive and user-friendly in its advice – the difference between them and other Jersey firms in this regard is noticeable.’

‘Maples is obviously a new force in the Jersey market but it has an excellent team to help it get off the ground. Technically superb and as good as you would expect from the Maples brand. It’s great to work with an office that brings the Maples quality of service to Jersey.’

‘Excellent team work and service delivery. Complete understanding of the investment funds space and in particular Islamic and sharia compliant structuring sector.’

‘Simon Hopwood is outstanding. He’s user friendly in every sense of the word and I enjoy working with him. In this day and age its about working with those that you trust and who will perform to a level you expect without asking. Simon is all of that and more and runs a great team.’

Key clients

The Maples Group, through its leading international 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.  With offices in key jurisdictions around the world, the Maples Group has specific strengths in areas of corporate commercial, finance, investment funds, litigation and trusts. Maintaining relationships with leading legal counsel, the Group leverages this local expertise to deliver an integrated service offering for global business initiatives. For more information, please visit: maples.com.

Department Name Email Telephone
Finance Chris Byrne chris.byrne@maples.com +44 1534 671 311
Corporate Paul Burton paul.burton@maples.com +44 1534 671 312
Funds & Investment Management Simon Hopwood simon.hopwood@maples.com +44 1534 671 314
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Paul Burton  photo Mr Paul Burton Paul is a partner of Maples and Calder’s Corporate and Finance teams…
Mr Chris Byrne  photo Mr Chris Byrne Chris is a partner of Maples and Calder’s Corporate and Finance teams…
Mr Simon Hopwood  photo Mr Simon Hopwood Simon is head of Maples and Calder’s Funds & Investment Management team…
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English (fluent)
Other offices : British Virgin Islands
Other offices : Dubai
Other offices : Dublin
Other offices : Hong Kong
Other offices : Jersey
Other offices : London
Other offices : Luxembourg
Other offices : Singapore
Contacts : Jonathan Green, Global Managing Partner