Mr Jon Fowler > Maples Group > Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands > Lawyer Profile

Maples Group
PO BOX 309
Cayman Islands

Work Department

Investment Funds


Jon is global head of Maples and Calder’s Funds & Investment Management team at the Maples Group.  He specialises in hedge fund and private equity fund formation, representing a diverse industry client base. Jon has extensive knowledge of structuring and regulatory issues, and is a frequent speaker at industry events.


Jon joined the Maples Group in 1998 and was elected as a partner in 2003.  He previously worked in the corporate team at Russell McVeagh McKenzie Bartleet & Co in New Zealand and, before that, in the mergers and acquisitions team at Linklaters in London.  Jon has been ranked by Who’s Who Legal as one of the top ten Most Highly Regarded Individual Offshore Lawyers in private funds.  He has also been recommended in Legal 500 and named as a leading lawyer by IFLR1000.  Jon has been ranked as an Eminent Practitioner by Chambers and Partners.


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


Downing College, University of Cambridge, UK

Lawyer Rankings

Cayman Islands > Investment funds

(Leading individuals)

Jon FowlerMaples 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.