Shari Howell > Maples Group > Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands > Lawyer Profile

Maples Group
PO BOX 309
Cayman Islands

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Shari is a partner of Maples and Calder’s Finance team in the Maples Group’s Cayman Islands office.  She has extensive experience advising on asset finance transactions, with an emphasis on aircraft financing and leasing deals, including transactions with capital markets or Islamic elements, aircraft registrations, vessel financing and registrations, and general corporate commercial matters.  She principally advises commercial banks, financial institutions, European export credit agencies, airlines and aircraft lessors.


Shari joined the Maples Group in 2006, and has completed secondments in Dubai and Hong Kong from 2013 to 2015.  She has been named on Airfinance Journal’s list of rising stars and recognised by Who’s Who Legal.


University of Liverpool, UK, LLB (First Class Honours)
Inns of Court School of Law, UK, Diploma in Legal Practice (Distinction)

Lawyer Rankings

Cayman Islands > Banking, finance and capital markets

Singled out for its ‘deep bench of lawyers‘ and ‘involvement with all the major transactions in the jurisdiction‘, Maples Group demonstrates ‘substantial expertise across the broad range of finance and capital markets matters‘; its notable strengths include securitisations, find finance work, asset-based lending issues and capital markets transactions. Fund finance head Tina Meigh  (hailed as ‘the best funds finance lawyer in Cayman‘), global finance expert Scott Macdonald  (‘who combines deep legal knowledge with a practical, market-based approach‘), structured finance expert Wanda Ebanks , asset finance team co-heads Jonathon Meloy  and Sherice Arman , and James Reeve, Anthony Philp and John Dykstra are among the group’s headline names. In recent news, Amanda Lazier and Shari Howell were both promoted to partner in January 2021, a month after Mark Matthews‘ retirement.