The Maples Group offers a unique advantage for clients who require a third party to accept legal proceedings on their behalf. Our UK Process Agency services are managed by a dedicated team, who are able to guide you through the appointment procedure and customise documentation to suit the terms of a particular transaction.
Provided primarily through our London office since 1997, Process Agency services are also available through our other offices. The Maples Group is able to accept service of process on your behalf for all types of transactions.
We can accept legal proceedings on behalf of a party that has submitted to the jurisdiction of the local courts, but does not have the ability to accept legal proceedings itself within that jurisdiction, or where a counter party requires a party to appoint an institutional process agent. Our Process Agency services are available, whether or not our lawyers are advising on the relevant transaction, or other services are being provided by our affiliates.
In order to appoint the Maples Group as process agent (subject to our standard terms and conditions), please contact us [email protected] to initiate the preparation of our engagement letter.
We make the appointment procedure straightforward and appealing to clients, documenting the confirmation of terms by way of letter agreement. Our fee structure is simple and cost-effective comprising a flat fee, payable upon appointment in respect of each year of the term (regardless of the number of documents). Our clients also benefit from separate arrangements for transactions involving programmes where we charge an initial fee relating to the establishment of the programme and a further fee payable for each series.
Single AppointmentsUpfront one-off fee of £100 per year of term of appointment (minimum £500 / maximum £2,000)
No limit on the number of documents.
Please contact us for competitive pricing.
No further fees are payable following commencement of appointment, unless additional documents are added.
Additional documents may be added pursuant to a side letter agreement and a fee of £100.
Terms and Conditions
Our standard terms and conditions for process agency services provided by our London office can be found below. If necessary we can tailor our terms and conditions to suit the terms of your transaction.
Please email [email protected] or speak to a member of our team based in London on
+44 20 7466 1630.
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Process Agency Checklist
In order to appoint the Maples Group as process agent (subject to our standard terms and conditions), please email [email protected] or otherwise complete the process agency check list below to initiate the preparation of our engagement letter.
The appointment will be effective once our engagement letter has been issued.
Please note our appointment as process agent cannot be open-ended.