Nick Stern > Maples Group > Hong Kong, Hong Kong > Lawyer Profile

Maples Group
26th Floor, Central Plaza
18 Harbour Road
Hong Kong

Work Department

Dispute Resolution & Insolvency


Nick is a partner of Maples and Calder’s Dispute Resolution & Insolvency team in the Maples Group’s Hong Kong office. With over 20 years’ experience working in London and Hong Kong, his practice focuses on complex multi-jurisdictional disputes. He has particular expertise with insolvency and restructuring-related disputes, shareholder disputes, schemes of arrangement and other court-led restructurings.


Nick joined the Maples Group in 2020 in the Hong Kong office. Before that he worked in the disputes and restructuring/insolvency teams at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer for eight years in London and then three years in Hong Kong. While in Hong Kong, he headed the Freshfields’ restructuring team in Asia.


University of Oxford, UK, BA Hons, Philosophy, Politics and Economics

The College of Law, London, CPE

Lawyer Rankings

Hong Kong > Offshore law firms

Leading Cayman law firmMaples 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.