Sherice Arman > Maples Group > Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands > Lawyer Profile

Maples Group
PO BOX 309
Cayman Islands

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Sherice is a partner and head of Shipping of Maples and Calder’s Finance team in the Maples Group’s Cayman Islands office. She specialises in financing transactions, including banking and asset finance, fund and corporate finance and is recognised as an industry leader in asset finance, in particular for ship and aircraft finance.  Sherice also has significant experience in the field of regulated M&A transactions and regulatory advice.


Sherice joined the Maples Group in 2013 and was elected as a partner in 2016.  She was previously a partner at an international law firm in the Cayman Islands, and spent several years practising in the British Virgin Islands.  She has been ranked in a number of legal directories, including Who’s Who Legal, Legal 500 (who have recognised her as a “leader in her field”), IFLR1000 (who have ranked her as a leading lawyer and a “rising star”) and Chambers Global (who have praised for her “excellent client service and in-depth knowledge of banking and finance, especially asset finance”).


Member of the International Bar Association

Member of Cayman Islands Legal Practitioners Association (CILPA) 

Member of the Cayman Islands Maritime Sector Consultative Committee

President of the Women’s International Shipping and Trade Association Cayman Islands (WISTA)

Director and Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands

Member of the Board of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands liaison for the Women in Maritime Association Caribbean (WiMAC)

Cayman Islands Notary Public


University College London, UK, LLM (with Merit), 2004

Hugh Wooding Law School, Trinidad and Tobago, Legal Education Certificate, 1999

University of the West Indies, Barbados, LLB (Hons), 1997

University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago, BA (Hons), English Literature, 1995

Lawyer Rankings

Cayman Islands > Banking, finance and capital markets

Singled out for its ‘deep bench of lawyers‘ and ‘involvement with all the major transactions in the jurisdiction‘, Maples Group demonstrates ‘substantial expertise across the broad range of finance and capital markets matters‘; its notable strengths include securitisations, find finance work, asset-based lending issues and capital markets transactions. Fund finance head Tina Meigh  (hailed as ‘the best funds finance lawyer in Cayman‘), global finance expert Scott Macdonald  (‘who combines deep legal knowledge with a practical, market-based approach‘), structured finance expert Wanda Ebanks , asset finance team co-heads Jonathon Meloy  and Sherice Arman , and James Reeve, Anthony Philp and John Dykstra are among the group’s headline names. In recent news, Amanda Lazier and Shari Howell were both promoted to partner in January 2021, a month after Mark Matthews‘ retirement.