Michael Richardson > 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

Michael is head of Maples and Calder’s Funds & Investment Management team in the Maples Group’s Cayman Islands office. He advises a wide range of financial institutions and investment managers on all aspects of the establishment and maintenance of offshore hedge funds, private equity funds and investment fund platforms. Michael also has extensive experience advising on ongoing transactional and restructuring issues relating to offshore investment funds.

Career

Michael joined the Maples Group in 2004 from a law firm in London and was elected as a partner in 2009.  He has spoken at a number of industry events in the Cayman Islands and the US on a wide range of topics.  Michael has been recommended in Chambers and PartnersLegal 500 and IFLR1000.

Memberships

Member of the Cayman Islands Legal Practitioners Association

Legal & Regulatory Co-Chair for AIMA Cayman

Member of the Cayman Islands Committee of Hearts at Help for Children

Education

University of London, UK, BA (Hons), History

The College of Law, Guildford, UK, CPE, LPC

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.