Michael is Managing Partner of Maples and Calder, in the Maples Group's Singapore office and Global Head of the British Virgin Islands legal services team. His experience and areas of practice cover corporate (public and private work), downstream private equity work, banking and structured finance.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Funds & Investment Management
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Michael joined the Maples Group in 2010. He was previously head of the Hong Kong office of an offshore law firm, having relocated to Asia from the British Virgin Islands in 2006. Prior to this, Michael worked for Weil, Gotshal & Manges and Simmons & Simmons in London. Michael also completed secondments at the London Stock Exchange, and as in-house counsel with Shell International Limited. Michael has been ranked as a leader in his field in Chambers Global, IFLR1000 and Who's Who Legal.
1997 - Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales (not practising)
2003 - Admitted as a solicitor of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (British Virgin Islands)
2003 - Admitted as a solicitor of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (Anguilla)
Law Society Legal Practice Course, 1995
College of Law, Guildford (CPE), UK, 1994
University College of North Wales, UK, (BA Hons), 1993
British Virgin Islands - Voluntary Liquidations for First Half Year Companies
COVID-19 Cayman Islands Update: Financial Services
New Regulatory Regime for Closed-Ended Funds in the British Virgin Islands
BVI: Valuation Policies and Procedures and Acceptable Accounting Standards
International Comparative Legal Guide to Aviation Law 2020 - British Virgin Islands
The CLOser - February 2020