Richard is Managing Partner of Maples and Calder, in the Maples Group's British Virgin Islands office where he is also head of Maples and Calder's Corporate and Finance teams at the Maples Group. 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
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Maples BVI Advises on US$1.5 billion Restructuring
COVID-19: What is Maples Group doing?
Maples Group Proud to Support Music Programme at BVI High School
Maples Group Welcomes British Virgin Islands Commercial Court Appointments
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 Regulator Issues Guidance on Regulation of Virtual Assets
British Virgin Islands Economic Substance Requirements 2020 Update
BVI Regulatory Obligations and Filing Deadlines 2020
BVI CbCR Reporting System and FATCA / CRS Deadlines Extended
Amendments to the BVI Regulatory Code
British Virgin Islands - Voluntary Liquidations for First Half Year Companies