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Maples Group Offices
26th Floor, Central Plaza
18 Harbour Road
Maples Group > The Legal 500 RankingsMaples Group provides ‘access to the latest information and deep knowledge in the challenging regulatory environment’. The practice has a solid track record assisting international clients with inbound investment into Asia and outbound investment from Asian clients internationally. Ann Ng heads the funds and investment management practice and focus on the international investment fund market. Matt Roberts, who is based in Singapore and Hong Kong, heads the corporate team and focuses on M&A, private equity, joint ventures, reorganisations, corporate governance and capital markets. Terence Ho is recommended for private equity, venture capital and hedge funds work and has acted for sponsors across Asia. John Trehey heads the dispute resolution and insolvency practice, handling both contentious and non-contentious cross-border matters. Aisling Dwyer is another name to note for disputes and has considerable experience in high value, international litigation. Singapore-based Michael Gagie was recently appointed as regional managing partner for Asia. Juno Huang and Karen Zhang Pallaras were promoted to partner in February 2021 and Nick Stern joined the dispute resolution and insolvency team from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in November 2020. Jonathan Silver departed in November 2021, and Anthony Webster has also left the firm now. Greg Knowles, Mark Western and Stacey Overholt retired.
Other key lawyers:
‘Maples covers many types of legal services and the coordination between the different teams/offices is very good’.
‘Their client login portal is very useful’.
‘Good for Cayman funds work, particularly where sold into the Japan market’.
‘The team is the most preferred offshore legal counsel since our first engagement’.
‘The firm often advises the regulatory body so that they provide the practical solution to us based on what regulator is really looking for’.
‘They are responsive and easy to approach and this is consistent since our first engagement’.
‘Understanding of our business background is excellent and this is extremely important as we run a very complex Cayman investment fund platform’.
‘Strong asset finance and general finance knowledge linked with extensive knowledge of English and HK finance law means this team is able to understand all concerns easily and offer practical solutions’.
China Resources Mixc Lifestyle Services Limited
JD Health International Inc.
MINISO Group Holding Limited
KE Holdings Inc.
Buyer Consortium, comprising Tencent Holdings Limited and Hammer Capital
Buyer consortium comprising Mr. Jinbo Yao (founder of 58.com Inc.), General Atlantic Service Company, L.P., Warburg Pincus Asia LLC and Ocean Link Asia Limited
Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Asset and AirTrunk
Pleiad Investment Advisors
CCRE China Logistics Limited
Citigroup First Investment Management Limited
eHi Car Services Limited
China Biologic Products Holdings Inc
Bitauto Holdings Limited
Xiaodu Life Technology Limited
- Acted as Cayman Islands counsel to a buyer consortium, comprising Mr. Jinbo Yao (founder of 58.com Inc.), General Atlantic Service Company, L.P., Warburg Pincus Asia LLC and Ocean Link Asia Limited, on the take-private of 58.com Inc., a Cayman Islands company previously listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).
- Acted as Cayman Islands counsel to Kuaishou Technology in relation to its initial public offering of weighted voting Class B shares and listing on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
- Acted as Cayman Islands to China Biologic Products Holdings, Inc. (“CBPO”), and the special committee of its board of directors, on CBPO’s $4.76bn take-private.
Maples Group > Firm Profile
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, Luxembourg and Marshall Islands. With 30 years on-the-ground experience in Asia, the Maples Group remains committed to providing clients with comprehensive legal, fiduciary, fund, regulatory and compliance, entity formation and management services.
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. Our global network of over 2,000 lawyers and industry professionals are strategically located in the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East to ensure that clients gain immediate access to expert advice and bespoke support, within convenient time zones.
The Maples Group has had a presence in Hong Kong since 1995. We offer legal, fund and fiduciary services to clients based in or doing business across Asia.
Established in 2012, the Maples Group’s Singapore office provides services to Southeast Asia-based clients seeking legal, fund administration and fiduciary services across the region.
Many of our professionals are proficient in Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese and Korean.
|Regional Managing Partner, Asia||Michael Gagieemail@example.com||+65 6922 8402|
|Partner, Funds & Investment Management||Ann Ngfirstname.lastname@example.org||+852 3690 7475|
|Partner, Corporate||Matt Robertsemail@example.com||+852 3690 7405|
|Partner, Dispute Resolution & Insolvency||John Treheyfirstname.lastname@example.org||+852 2971 3014|
|Aisling Dwyer||Aisling is partner of Maples and Calder’s Dispute Resolution & Insolvency team at…||View Profile|
|Nick Harrold||Nick is partner of Maples and Calder’s Funds & Investment Management team…||View Profile|
|Terence Ho||Terence is partner of Maples and Calder’s Funds & Investment Management team…||View Profile|
|Juno Huang||Juno is a partner of Maples and Calder’s Corporate team in the…||View Profile|
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|Ann Ng||Ann is Co-Head of Maples and Calder’s Asia Funds & Investment Management…||View Profile|
|Lorraine Pao||Lorraine is a partner of the Maples and Calder’s Finance team in…||View Profile|
|Matt Roberts||Matt is a partner and Head of Corporate, Asia of the Maples…||View Profile|
|Richard Spooner||Richard is a partner of Maples and Calder’s Corporate team in the…||View Profile|
|Nick Stern||Nick is a partner of Maples and Calder’s Dispute Resolution & Insolvency…||View Profile|
|John Trehey||John is Head of Maples and Calder’s Asia Dispute Resolution & Insolvency…||View Profile|
|Sharon Yap||Sharon is an investment funds and corporate lawyer who specializes in a…||View Profile|
|Karen Zhang Pallaras||Karen is a partner of Maples and Calder’s Corporate team in the…||View Profile|
LanguagesEnglish Cantonese Chinese (Mandarin) Shanghainese Japanese Korean
MembershipsAIMA the International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT) APLMA STEP IWIRC INSOL
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