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Maples Group

RITTER HOUSE,, PO BOX 173, ROAD TOWN,, TORTOLA, VG1110, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Tel:
Work +1 284 852 3000
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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 BVI-qualified lawyers handle a variety of complex matters, including asset and project finance, general banking, and equity and debt capital markets. Typically advising issuers, banks and multilaterals, Richard May heads the corporate and finance team in the BVI office; the majority of his work emerges from North America and Europe, with a particular focus on the natural resources sector and project and asset finance. Christopher Newton led advice to Stoneway Capital, a Canadian issuer, on a $165m additional bond offering to provide additional funding for a thermal power project in Buenos Aires. Ruairi Bourke's clients include issuers, banks, asset managers, privately owned companies and venture capital firms. Guy Williamson is a notable associate.

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 corporate and commercial lawyers handle complex M&A, private equity, restructuring deals and corporate advisory work. BVI managing partner and corporate and finance head Richard May advised Rio Novo, an emerging gold company that is focused on the acquisition, exploration and development of gold mineral resource properties in South American mineral jurisdictions, on the BVI aspects of its merger with Aura Minerals. Ruairi Bourke advises on a variety of corporate transactions including M&A, joint ventures and corporate reorganisations, and Christopher Newton plays a key role in the firm's public equity group. Guy Williamson is a notable associate.

Leading individuals

Richard May - Maples Group

Next generation lawyers

Ruairi Bourke - Maples Group

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Maples Group

Maples Group's 'technically strong litigation department' specialises in complex international commercial litigation, including insolvency, company, finance, distressed funds and shareholder issues. Other areas of strength are asset tracing, trust disputes, insurance and reinsurance, professional negligence, civil fraud and contractual claims. The team advised PT Ventures on its successful obtaining of a freezing injunction, which was valued at over $2.4bn and was in support of a Paris-cited arbitration of an Angolan telecoms dispute. Adrian Francis and Alex Hall Taylor are the recommended partners, the latter previously at English chambers 4 New Square. David Welford, who 'performs like a partner and whose drafting abilities are thoroughly recommended', and Simon Hall are experienced associates.

Next generation lawyers

David Welford - Maples Group

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Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 1

Maples Group

Maples Group's BVI funds group advises some of the largest institutions using the BVI as a fund domicile, and assists with all developments in law and regulation pertaining to investment funds. In addition to fund formation, registration, setting up and maintenance, the team advises on licensing options available for fund managers, advisers, administrators and other investment business entities seeking licensing in the BVI. Through the firm's affiliate MaplesFS, it also provides a full range of fiduciary, accounting and administration services for investment funds and institutional investors in key financial centres. Richard May has a significant investment funds practice, primarily involving some of the world’s largest US and UK managers with assets in excess of $1bn; associate Stuart Connolly is recommended for advising managers and institutional investors on all aspects of investment funds, including regulatory areas such as Common Reporting Standards, The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act and similar regimes.

Leading individuals

Richard May - Maples Group

Next generation lawyers

Stuart Connolly - Maples Group

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