Christopher Capewell > Maples Group > Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands > Lawyer Profile

Maples Group
PO BOX 309
Cayman Islands

Work Department

Regulatory & Financial Services Advisory 
Funds & Investment Management


Christopher is head of the Maples and Calder Regulatory & Financial Services team in the Maples Group’s Cayman Islands office.  He advises on all aspects of Cayman Islands investment funds with his practice focusing on regulatory matters impacting family offices and a wide variety of open and closed-ended investment vehicles including partnerships, unit trusts, LLCs and companies.  Christopher has extensive knowledge of FATCA, the OECD Common Reporting Standard, the Securities Investment Business Law, DAC6/MDR, Economic Substance and the OECD Country-by-Country Reporting regime.


Christopher joined the Maples Group in 2007 and was elected as a partner in the Funds and Investment Management team in 2013.  In 2019, Christopher was appointed as head of Maples and Calder’s Cayman Islands Regulatory & Financial Services Group at the Maples Group.  He previously worked for Clifford Chance in London and prior to that for Clayton Utz and Arthur Andersen in Australia.  Christopher has been ranked as a Leading Individual in Legal 500.


Queensland University of Technology, Australia, Bachelor of Business (Accountancy)
Queensland University of Technology, Australia, Bachelor of Laws
University of Sydney, Australia, Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
University of Sydney, Australia, Master of Laws

Lawyer Rankings

Cayman Islands > Regulatory and compliance

(Leading individuals)

Christopher CapewellMaples Group

A stellar lineup of market-leading banks, investment funds, trusts and virtual asset companies turn to Maples Group‘s regulatory and financial services team for its capabilities in a host of contentious and non-contentious matters, ranging from FATCA and CRS advice to anti-money laundering work. Practice chair Christopher Capewell‘s recent engagements include a number of CIMA inspections, AML compliance reviews, and beneficial ownership regime reviews. Tim Dawson‘s broad practice encompasses licensing, prudential and conduct of business requirements, while Patrick Head focuses on regulatory requirements facing investment funds, family offices, and high-net-worth individuals. The ‘clever and conscientious’ Adam Huckle specialises in enforcements and appeals.