Julian Ashworth > Maples Group > Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands > Lawyer Profile

Maples Group
PO BOX 309
Cayman Islands

Work Department

Funds & Investment Management


Julian is a partner of Maples and Calder’s Funds & Investment Management team in the Maples Group’s Cayman Islands office.  His practice focuses on private equity, hybrid and hedge fund structures and downstream transactions, including financing and security agreements, secondary transactions and fund restructurings.  He advises sponsors and management companies on profit sharing and funding arrangements and Cayman Islands regulatory matters.  Julian is also involved in corporate finance matters, including M&A transactions, joint ventures, co-investments and restructuring matters.


Julian joined the Maples Group in 2012 having previously been a partner at an international law firm in the Cayman Islands. Prior to this, he worked for SJ Berwin in London, advising on private equity and corporate finance matters. Julian began practising in the corporate and commercial department at Bell Gully in New Zealand. He has been recommended in Who’s Who Legal, Legal 500, IFLR1000 and Chambers and Partners.


Julian is a member of the Cayman Islands Legal Practitioners Association.


University of Auckland, New Zealand, BA (Political Science)

University of Auckland, New Zealand, LLB (Hons)

Securities Institute of Australia, Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment

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.