Tim Dawson > Maples Group > Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands > Lawyer Profile

Maples Group
PO BOX 309
Cayman Islands

Work Department

Regulatory & Financial Services Advisory


Tim is a partner of Maples and Calder’s Regulatory & Financial Services team in the Maples Group’s Cayman Islands office.  He provides all aspects of regulatory and financial services advice, including in respect of Cayman Islands licensing, prudential and conduct of business requirements, reporting and information exchange obligations (including those deriving from FATCA and the Common Reporting Standard), and advice on duties of data protection and confidentiality, anti-money laundering and combating of terrorist finance. Tim is a member of both industry and Cayman Islands Government legal and regulatory working groups.


Tim joined the Maples Group in 2015, having previously led the regulatory practice of another international law firm in the Cayman Islands.  Before that, Tim was a senior associate in the Financial Institutions group of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP’s corporate department in London. He has been ranked by Legal 500 as a Next Generation Partner, Who’s Who Legal and listed as a rising star in IFLR1000. Tim is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish.




St John’s College, University of Cambridge, UK, MA (Hons), Modern and Medieval Languages, 1999

College of Law, UK, Post Graduate Diploma in Law, 2000

College of Law, UK, Legal Practitioners Course, 2001

Lawyer Rankings

Cayman Islands > Regulatory and compliance

(Next Generation Partners)

Tim DawsonMaples Group

Under the leadership of Christopher Capewell , the regulatory and financial services practice at Maples Group is ‘heavily involved at all levels with AIMA, the local regulator and local government‘ displaying capabilities in both non-contentious and contentious regulatory matters. In particular, it has considerable expertise in anti-money laundering regulations, mandatory reporting and information exchange matters, data protection work, the Securities Investment Business Act and economic substance matters, among others. Retained by a plethora of regulated entities including banks, investment managers, trust companies and fund administrators, the department also features Tim Dawson, who sits as a member of various government regulatory working groups, and of counsel Adam Huckle , who is a ‘sanctions specialist‘ who ‘stands out as an up-and-coming litigator‘.