Wanda Ebanks > Maples Group > Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands > Lawyer Profile

Maples Group
PO BOX 309
Cayman Islands

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Wanda is a partner of Maples and Calder’s Finance team in the Maples Group’s Cayman Islands office.  She specialises in repackagings and structured finance transactions. Her area of practice also includes general corporate and commercial matters, with particular emphasis on local licencing and registration.  Wanda also has experience in ship and aircraft finance and registration, licensing and equity formation, as well as local immigration, employment, trade and business and special economic zone registrations.  She has experience working with export credit agencies in Europe and Latin America, and with airlines globally in the set-up and operation of Cayman Islands special purpose vehicles to participate in the acquisition, finance and leasing of aircraft.


Wanda joined the Maples Group in 1998 and was elected as a partner in 2008.  She previously worked for a law firm in the Cayman Islands, and before that, was Deputy Clerk of the Grand Cayman Court and Registrar of the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal.  Wanda has been a recognised lawyer in Who’s Who Legal, the Legal 500 and IFLR1000.


Member of the Cayman Islands Legal Practitioners Association (CILPA)

Member of transitionary counsel of the Cayman Islands Bar Association

Member of the board of directors of Cayman HospiceCare Ltd. (trading as Jasmine)

Former member of The Central Tenders Committee

Former member of the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority


University of Liverpool, UK, LLB

University of London, UK, Commercial Law, LLM

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.