Ruairi Bourke > Maples Group > Tortola, British Virgin Islands > Lawyer Profile

Maples Group
RITTER HOUSE
PO BOX 173, ROAD TOWN
TORTOLA
VG1110
British Virgin Islands

Work Department

Corporate
Funds & Investment Management

Position

Ruairi is a partner of Maples and Calder’s Corporate and Funds & Investment Management teams in the Maples Group’s British Virgin Islands office. He advises on a wide range of corporate transactions including mergers, acquisitions, stock exchange listings, private equity structures, private placements, corporate restructuring and reorganisation transactions and the formation of joint ventures. On the finance side, Ruairi advises on acquisition, real estate, ship and aircraft finance transactions. He also has significant experience in capital markets transactions, both equity and debt.

Career

Ruairi joined the Maples Group in 2012 and was elected as a partner in 2017.  He previously trained and practised as a corporate lawyer at William Fry in Dublin. Ruairi has been recognised as a leading lawyer by IFLR1000, Chambers Global and the Legal 500.  He is a past Secretary of the BVI Bar Association.

Memberships

Ruairi is a British Virgin Islands Notary Public.

Education

Trinity College Dublin, MA

European Institute of Public Administration, Luxembourg, Master of European Legal Studies

Lawyer Rankings

British Virgin Islands > Corporate and commercial

(Next Generation Partners)

Ruairi BourkeMaples Group

Working in close collaboration with colleagues across the firm’s wider international network, from Singapore to London, Maples Group demonstrates particular expertise in highly complex cross-border deals. It has, in particular, seen an uptick in matters pertaining to SPAC business combinations and other public acquisitions. The group, which is fronted by Richard May , also assists clients with a broad range of other matters, including traditional M&A, corporate advisory work, private equity matters and restructuring work. Two other key names in the department are Ruairi Bourke , whose practice centres on M&A and joint ventures, and Christopher Newton, who is an expert in non-contentious restructurings and downstream investment work in the funds sector.

British Virgin Islands > Banking, finance and capital markets

Working in close collaboration with colleagues across the firm’s wider international network, from the Cayman Islands to London, Maples Group demonstrates particular expertise in highly complex cross-border deals. Key pillars of the offering include financing transactions involving corporate and fund clients, secured financing transactions, real estate finance work, debt restructurings, capital markets transactions, asset and project finance mandates, and secured lending issues arising from the private wealth space. Active on both the borrower and lender side of transactions, the group is spearheaded by Richard May , whose personal practice focuses on transactions emerging from the natural resources sector. Elsewhere in the group, Christopher Newton specialises in complex restructurings while Ruairi Bourke  is highly adept in debt and equity capital market transactions. Chartered legal executive Chloe Harris also contributes to the practice.