Jonathan is head of the Maples Group Finance team in London. 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.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Funds & Investment Management
Maples and Calder Recognised for Seven Airfinance Deal of the Year Awards
The Maples Group Recognised in Asia
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. Jonathan has been recognised as a leading lawyer by IFLR1000 and recommended by Legal 500 and Chambers UK.
1999 - Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales (not practising)
2004 - Admitted as an attorney-at-law in the Cayman Islands
2008 - Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland (not practising)
University of Bristol (First Class Honours)
Author of the country Q & A guide to Capital Markets in the Cayman Islands, published by the Practical Law Company.
The CLOser - September 2019
The CLOser - February 2019
The Use of Cayman Islands Structures in Islamic Finance
The CLOser - February 2018
The CLOser - September 2017
Cayman Islands Stock Exchange Listing Rules 2017 Revision