Announcements Maples and Calder Announces New Partners

23 May 2017

International law firm Maples and Calder, which advises on the laws of the Cayman Islands, Ireland and the British Virgin Islands, announces the appointment of four new Partners across its global offices.

The new partners in the firm's Dublin office include Deirdre McIlvenna and Alma O'Sullivan.  Ruairi Bourke and Aisling Dwyer were elected as Partners in the British Virgin Islands and Hong Kong offices, respectively. 

Global Managing Partner, Alasdair Robertson commented, "Each of these outstanding lawyers is a leader in their respective field and jurisdiction, and it is with great pleasure that we recognise their exemplary talent and dedication to providing exceptional client service.  We look forward to their continued success."

Additionally, the firm is pleased to announce the recent recruitment of Corporate Partner Chris Newton in the British Virgin Islands.

British Virgin Islands

Ruairi Bourke has extensive transactional experience and advises on a variety of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate reorganisations.  He also regularly acts for financial institutions and borrowers in secured corporate financing transactions.  Ruairi joined Maples and Calder in 2012. Chris Newton has a broad corporate practice with particular expertise in banking, finance and restructuring transactions, including acquisition, real estate and funds finance, advising financial institutions, sponsors, investors and borrowers. 

Chris regularly advises high profile Canadian, Chinese, Russian, UK and US financial institutions and large corporates across a number of sectors, including education, energy and resources, healthcare, real estate, retail, telecommunications and transportation and logistics.  Prior to joining the firm Chris was with another international law firm in the British Virgin Islands.  Before moving to the BVI in 2012 Chris was a member of the Banking and Corporate Recovery team at Travers Smith in London, where he also trained.

Dublin

Deirdre McIlvenna has extensive experience advising clients on the establishment and operation of Irish regulated investment funds and advising on the significant legal and regulatory developments impacting this area.  She has strong expertise in UCITS regulation, in particular UCITS alternative investment funds and ETFs.  In addition, she has significant experience in alternative investment funds authorised under the Irish AIFMD regime.  Deirdre joined Maples and Calder in 2011 from a large Irish corporate law firm.  Prior to that, she worked with State Street Fund Services (Ireland) Limited.

Alma O'Sullivan has experience advising on a range of finance transactions with a particular focus on banking and restructuring.  Alma joined Maples and Calder in 2010, having previously worked for a leading Irish law firm.

Hong Kong

A barrister by training, Aisling Dwyer specialises in complex, high value cross border litigation and acts in some of Asia’s largest offshore corporate, insolvency/restructuring and shareholder disputes.  She is an expert in contentious matters in both the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands, and has a particular interest in take privates, statutory mergers, contentious valuations and schemes of arrangement.  Aisling joined Maples and Calder's British Virgin Islands office in 2009 and moved to the firm's Hong Kong office in 2011.  She previously worked for another firm in the BVI for two years and before that practised as a barrister in London.  Aisling is Co-Chair of the Hong Kong chapter of the International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation.

 

CONTACTS

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Alasdair Robertson

Partner

+1 345 814 5345

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Deirdre McIlvenna

Partner

+353 1 619 2064

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Alma O'Sullivan

Partner

+353 1 619 2055

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Ruairi Bourke

Partner

+1 284 852 3038

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Aisling Dwyer

Partner

+852 3690 7449

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Chris Newton

Partner

+1 284 852 3043

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