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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
Dubai, Dublin, Grand Cayman, Hong Kong, London, Luxembourg and 3 more

Michael Johns

Tel:
Work +1 345 814 5264
Web:
maples.com/People/M/Michael-Johns
Maples Group

Work Department

Corporate

Position

Partner


Cayman Islands

Corporate and commercial

Within: Corporate and commercial

Maples Group advises on the full range of corporate matters, including formations and constitution, general company administration, regulatory compliance, best corporate governance practices, directors’ duties and shareholders’ rights. The M&A team is able to draw upon the expertise of the firm's specialist antitrust, real estate, employment, IP, trusts and financial services' lawyers; it is also supported by the firm's affiliated company MaplesFS, a provider of fiduciary and corporate services. Recent work includes advising Vista Oil & Gas, a Mexico-incorporated Latin American oil and gas company, on its agreement to purchase a fully operational oil and gas platform from Pampa Energía and Pluspetrol Resources, along with interests in certain exploitation concessions, assessment blocks and exploration permits in Argentina. It also acted for Vantiv on its acquisition of British-based competitor Worldpay Group as part of Vantiv's bid to create a $29bn global payments powerhouse, and assisted with the Cayman aspects of a business combination between a Delaware-incorporated, NASDAQ-listed public investment vehicle and a waste management company. Matthew Gardner is Cayman Islands (Cayman) corporate practice head; Kieran Walsh and Simon Firth co-head the Latin America group. Other recommended names partners include Suzanne Correy, Christopher Capewell and Michael Johns. Daniel Lee and Shari Seymour were promoted to partner.

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