Adam Huckle > Maples Group > Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands > Lawyer Profile

Maples Group
PO BOX 309
Cayman Islands

Work Department

Dispute Resolution & Insolvency


Adam is an associate of Maples and Calder’s Financial Services Regulation and Dispute Resolution & Insolvency teams in the Maples Group’s Cayman Islands office.  Adam regularly represents retail and investment banks, trustees, investment funds and other financial institutions.  He has a broad range of litigation experience, with an emphasis on complex, multi-jurisdictional matters involving banking, finance, investment funds, company law and trusts disputes.  Adam’s regulatory practice has a particular focus on economic sanctions, but also includes advising on cross border conduct of business, duties of confidentiality, anti-corruption and bribery, licensing, record retention and mandatory reporting and information exchange.  He regularly appears in the Grand Court and Court of Appeal of the Cayman Islands.


Adam joined the Maples Group in 2011 from Hogan Lovells International LLP in London, UK, where he was an associate in the Investment Banking, Funds Litigation and Dispute Resolution group.  During his time there Adam was seconded to Group Litigation at Barclays Plc in London, UK.  Adam has authored a number of chapters and articles for journals including International Corporate Rescue, Global Legal Insights and International Corporate Legal Guides.


BPP, UK, Legal Practice Course (Distinction), 2005
BPP, UK, Graduate Diploma in Law (Commendation), 2004
University of Bristol, UK, BA (Hons) First Class, English Literature, 2003

Lawyer Rankings

Cayman Islands > Regulatory and compliance

(Rising stars)

Adam Huckle  – Maples Group

Under the leadership of Christopher Capewell , the regulatory and financial services practice at Maples Group is ‘heavily involved at all levels with AIMA, the local regulator and local government‘ displaying capabilities in both non-contentious and contentious regulatory matters. In particular, it has considerable expertise in anti-money laundering regulations, mandatory reporting and information exchange matters, data protection work, the Securities Investment Business Act and economic substance matters, among others. Retained by a plethora of regulated entities including banks, investment managers, trust companies and fund administrators, the department also features Tim Dawson, who sits as a member of various government regulatory working groups, and of counsel Adam Huckle , who is a ‘sanctions specialist‘ who ‘stands out as an up-and-coming litigator‘.

Cayman Islands > Dispute resolution

(Rising stars)

Adam HuckleMaples Group

Maples Group is ‘one of the premier litigation teams in the jurisdiction with a richly deserved reputation for acting in the leading cases with distinction‘. Led by Aristos Galatopoulos, whose ‘substantive knowledge and expertise are unparalleled in Cayman‘, the ‘well-resourced and talented team of litigators with real strength in depth‘ flourishes in large-scale insolvency and restructuring matters, fund disputes, shareholder litigation, fraud and asset tracing issues, and maritime disputes. James Eldridge (‘a preeminent litigator and a go-to for restructuring and insolvency matters’) and Caroline Moran (‘one of the top lawyers for restructurings in the Cayman Islands‘) frequently act in high-end, cross-border insolvency and restructurings, as well as other insolvency-related issues, including distressed funds work. Luke Stockdale, consultant Mac Imrie, of counsel Nick Herrod and Adam Huckle, who was promoted to of counsel in January 2021, are other key names. Both Colin McKie QC and former trusts and private client head Morven McMillan retired in November 2020.

Cayman Islands > Trusts/private client

Led from London by Ray Davern following the late 2020 retirement of Morven McMillan, the trusts and private client team at Maples Group advises large financial institutions, high-net-worth individuals, families, charities and other trust companies on Cayman private wealth structures. ‘Skilled lawyer‘ and of counsel Maxine Bodden excels in the establishment and administration of Cayman trusts, namely unit trusts, pension and employee benefit trusts, and charitable trusts. Adam Huckle , who was promoted to of counsel in January 2021, provides key support on the contentious side, regularly assisting the trustees and beneficiaries of local trusts on contentious applications to the domestic courts. In November 2020, Colin McKie QC also retired.