Michael Richardson > Maples Group > Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands > Lawyer Profile
Maples Group Offices
PO BOX 309
UGLAND HOUSE, SOUTH CHURCH STREET,GEORGE TOWN
GRAND CAYMAN KY1-1104
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Funds & Investment Management
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.
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 Partners, Legal 500 and IFLR1000.
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
University of London, UK, BA (Hons), History
The College of Law, Guildford, UK, CPE, LPC
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.