Richard is Managing Partner of the Maples Group's British Virgin Islands office where he is also head of the Corporate and Finance teams. He advises on a variety of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, stock exchange listings and corporate reorganisations. Richard also advises investment managers and private equity houses on the structuring, formation and financing of investment funds and private equity funds.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Funds & Investment Management
Maples Group Welcomes British Virgin Islands Commercial Court Appointments
New Arrivals at All Levels as Maples Expands BVI Litigation Practice
Maples and Calder Advises Biohaven Pharmaceutical on US$195m IPO
The New Maples Group Management Team- 2015 Election Results
Maples and Calder wins Whos Who Legal Private Funds Award
Richard joined the Maples Group in 2011. He was previously head of the Corporate and Investment Funds group at an international law firm in the British Virgin Islands and, prior to that, worked for Ashurst in London. Richard has been featured in Latin Lawyer 250 and recommended in Who's Who Legal, Chambers Global and Legal 500. He has been named as a leading lawyer in IFLR1000.
2002 - Admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales (not practising)
2006 - Admitted as a solicitor of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (British Virgin Islands)
Bristol University, UK, LLB
College of Law, London, UK, Legal Practice; Professional Skills
He is a member of a focus group advising the Financial Services Commission on regulatory legislation in the British Virgin Islands.
BVI AEOI Update: CbCR and CRS Deadlines Extended
British Virgin Islands Economic Substance Requirements for Legal Entities - Overview
Mergers & Acquisitions Guide 2019: BVI
BVI Country-by-Country Reporting Guidance Released and Updated CRS Guidance Notes
Expanding Use of Segregated Portfolio Companies in the BVI
BVI & Cayman Islands Sanctions – Additional Reporting Obligation