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Maples Group

PO BOX 309, UGLAND HOUSE, SOUTH CHURCH STREET,GEORGE TOWN, GRAND CAYMAN KY1-1104, CAYMAN ISLANDS
Tel:
Work +1 345 949 8066
Fax:
Fax +1 345 949 8080
Web:
maples.com/services/legal-services
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Nicola Bashforth

Tel:
Work +1 345 814 5213
Web:
maples.com/People/N/Nicola-Bashforth
Maples Group

Work Department

Finance

Position

Partner


Cayman Islands

Banking, finance and capital markets

Within: Banking, finance and capital markets

Maples Group's 'excellent team is always responsive and knowledgeable about Cayman regulations and market practice'. The practice specialises in aircraft and shipping finance, banking and structured finance, including collateralised loan obligations (CLOs), derivatives and repackagings. Other areas of strength are fund finance, insurance-linked securities, listings and regulatory advice; the firm also fields lawyers who regularly assist with debt and equity capital markets. Highlights included advising Intertrust SPV (Cayman), acting as trustee of the Energuate Trust, on the issuance of $330m-worth of senior notes that are jointly and severally guaranteed by Guatemala-structured corporations; and acting for WAVE 2017-1 and WAVE 2017-1 on the Cayman Islands (Cayman) legal aspects of an approximately $578m portfolio finance transaction, which related to approximately 19 aircraft on lease to operators across 14 countries. Mark Matthews is global finance head, structured finance and fund finance specialist Scott Macdonald also heads the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange listing group, Tina Meigh is fund finance leader, Wanda Ebanks is recommended for 'her responsiveness and good commercial sense', and Jonathon Meloy's 'strengths are good availability, rapid response times and high-quality advice'. Also recommended are Sherice Arman, Dale Crowley, John Dykstra and Nicola Bashforth. Growth in the team saw Anthony Philp and James Reeve become partners.

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