Gwyneth Rees > Maples Group > Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands > Lawyer Profile

Maples Group
PO BOX 309
Cayman Islands

Work Department

Funds & Investment Management


Gwyneth is a partner of Maples and Calder’s Funds & Investment Management team in the Maples Group’s Cayman Islands office.  She works extensively with hedge fund managers and private equity sponsors and their onshore counsel on all aspects of the establishment, maintenance and restructuring of offshore investment funds.  She represents large global financial institutions and asset managers, as well as boutique and emerging managers.  Gwyneth has over 25 years’ experience advising on the formation and structuring of hedge, hybrid, credit and activist funds, private equity funds and investment fund platforms.


Gwyneth began her legal career at Herbert Smith Freehills, London, where she worked in the corporate group before moving to the investment funds group of King & Wood Mallesons, Sydney, Australia.  She then moved in-house to AMP Financial Services as head of the retail investment funds legal team.  Gwyneth has been recognised by The International Who’s Who Legal as a leading lawyer in private funds and ranked as a notable practitioner by Chambers Global.  She has also been recommended in Legal 500 and IFLR1000 and has been named as a leading practitioner by Legal Media Group’s Expert Guide to the World’s Leading Women in Business Law and as one of the 50 Leading Woman in Hedge Funds by the Hedge Fund Journal.


Gwyneth is a member of the Cayman Islands Legal Practitioners Association and 100 Women in Finance.


St. Peter’s College, University of Oxford, B.A.(Hons) 1991, M.A.

Lawyer Rankings

Cayman Islands > Investment funds

Noted for its deep bench of funds specialists, the ‘truly best in class‘ fund and investment management team at Maples Group is retained by an eye-catching array of the world’s largest private equity houses and hedge funds. Large-scale fund formations and capitalisations, M&A and downstream transactions are among the key pillars of the practice, which also advises on master-feeder funds, liquid alternatives, credit funds, hybrid funds and unit trusts. Jon Fowler  sits as global head of the firm’s fund and investment management team, while Michael Richardson  steers the local Cayman group, which features several headline names. Among the most experienced practitioners are Iain McMurdo , Jonathan Green , Jeremy Bomford , Jo Cunningham , Sheryl Dean , Gwyneth Rees , Tim Coak and Julian Ashworth . In July 2021, Lee Davis  and Stephen Watler, who are well-versed in high-value funds deals, were promoted to the partnership.