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Maples Group
PO BOX 309
Cayman Islands

Work Department

Funds & Invesment Management


Lee is a partner of Maples and Calder’s Funds & Investment Management team in the Maples Group’s Cayman Islands office.  He advises hedge and private equity funds on their establishment and ongoing legal and regulatory compliance in the Cayman Islands. He also advises on general corporate and commercial matters.


Lee joined the Maples Group in 2013 and was elected as a partner in 2021.  Prior to his move to the Cayman Islands, Lee worked in the corporate team of a leading firm in London and advised on a broad range of corporate and private equity transactions, including domestic and international M&A, leveraged buy-outs and venture capital financings.  Lee has been ranked in The Legal 500 as a Next Generation Lawyer.


Lee is a member of the Cayman Islands Legal Practitioners Association (CILPA).


University of Hertfordshire, LLB (Hons), First Class

King’s College London, LLM, Corporate and Commercial Law (with Merit)

BPP Law School, Legal Practice Course (Distinction)

Lawyer Rankings

Cayman Islands > Investment funds

(Next Generation Partners)

Lee DavisMaples Group

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.