Harjit Kaur > Maples Group > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Maples Group

Work Department

Funds & Investment Management


Harjit is head of Maples and Calder’s Funds & Investment Management team in the Maples Group’s London office.  She specialises in the establishment and maintenance of all kinds of alternative investment funds in the Cayman Islands.  She advises numerous leading European fund managers and their onshore counsel on the formation, ongoing legal and regulatory compliance, restructuring and termination of different types of Cayman Islands investment vehicles, including hedge funds, hybrid funds and private equity funds.  Harjit also regularly advises clients on a broad range of corporate and commercial transactions, including shareholder arrangements and regulatory matters such as AML, FATCA and CRS compliance, and Cayman economic substance requirements.


Harjit joined the Maples Group in 2007 and was elected as a partner in 2015.  She previously worked for Mallesons Stephen Jaques in Sydney, Australia, and before that, as a research assistant to a judge in the equity division of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia.


University of Sydney, Australia, Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours)

Lawyer Rankings

London > Offshore firms in London > Offshore firms in London

Maples Group maintains an ‘excellent’ practice and is highlighted for its ‘well-resourced and dedicated’ Cayman Islands team which handles the full spectrum of matters as well as providing Irish and Jersey law advice through its desks. Overseen by managing partner Heidi De Vries, the team features Harjit Kaur who specializes in funds and investment management, and Jonathan Caulton who heads the finance team. ‘An expert in his field’, Matthew Gilbert is head of the London based BVI practice and focuses on compliance and regulatory work for BVI companies. On the corporate side, Jack Marriott‘s practice covers public and private M&A, debt financing and restructurings. Counsel Alex Way is based in the firm’s private client department.