Jonathan Caulton > Maples Group > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Maples Group

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Jonathan is head of Maples and Calder’s Finance team in the Maples Group’s London office.  He has extensive experience in international capital markets, banking, fund financing, aircraft financing (including co-investment platforms with private equity investors and aircraft portfolio securitisations) and structured finance (including securitisation, structured fund products, derivatives, repackagings and CLOs) as well as listing securities on the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange.  He represents both borrowers and large bank syndicates on lending transactions and all types of secured transactions.  Jonathan also advises a large number of financial institutions on derivatives and issues surrounding collateral and netting in the context of insolvency in the Cayman Islands.  He also has considerable expertise in all aspects of establishing and maintaining closed and open-ended hedge funds and private equity funds in the form of corporate entities, limited partnerships and segregated portfolio companies.


Jonathan joined the Maples Group in 2004 and was elected as a partner in 2007.  He previously worked for Allen & Overy in London and Hong Kong.


Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society


University of Bristol, UK (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.