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

Maples Group
PO BOX 309
UGLAND HOUSE, SOUTH CHURCH STREET,GEORGE TOWN
GRAND CAYMAN KY1-1104
Cayman Islands

Work Department

Funds & Investment Management

Position

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.

Career

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.

Memberships

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

Education

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

Lawyer Rankings

Cayman Islands > Investment funds

With the largest practice in the Cayman Islands, Maples Group maintains an accordingly strong market share, advising a myriad of world-leading private equity funds and single-manager hedge funds on a considerable volume of new fund registrations, downstream-spend deals, and capital market transactions. The group is headed up by newly-appointed global head Michael Richardson, a trusted adviser to numerous investment managers and financial institutions on big-ticket establishments and restructurings. Global managing partner Jonathan Green specialises in trust structures and hedge fund formations, while global private equity chair Iain McMurdo focuses on all manner of fund matters and resulting downstream transactions, an area in which Sheryl Dean is also a key port of call for some of the firm’s largest clients. Gwyneth Rees is a seasoned practitioner who serves as the global relationship client for some of the biggest asset managers in the market, advising on a steady stream of high-value fund launches. Christina Gordon, who was promoted to partner in December 2021, is recommended for the breadth of her expertise spanning registered mutual funds, hedge funds and private equity funds. Other key names to note include Jeremy Bomford, Tim Coak, Lee Davis and Stephen Watler. Jon Fowler and Philip Millward have retired.