Overview

With a global practice advising on the laws of the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Ireland, Jersey and Luxembourg, the Maples Group can provide effective, cross-jurisdictional legal solutions to all the challenges you may face.

Clients rely on the Maples Group for our responsiveness, knowledge of their business issues and proven ability to deliver results.

Our technical ability and wealth of experience has given us a finely tuned appreciation of the challenges that arise from a client’s business dealings, ranging from corporate governance, regulatory compliance, human resources, immigration, investor relations and intellectual property to day-to-day commercial arrangements.

Corporate Advisory

We advise a broad range of clients from multinational companies to private equity and venture funds, family offices and private companies on a variety of corporate issues, including:

  • company formations
  • general company administration and shareholder meetings
  • corporate reorganisations
  • joint venture set up
  • regulatory compliance, including the adoption of best corporate governance practices
  • share capital, including share rights; conversion rights; declarations of dividends; redemption, buyback and transfer of shares or other securities; and maintenance of share capital
  • directors' duties, conflicts of interest and transactions and arrangements with directors, including directors indemnification
  • shareholder rights, including unfair prejudice, derivative actions and class right

    Energy & Natural Resources

    The Maples Group has substantial experience in the energy sphere, advising some of the best known publicly traded companies in the industry for many years.  We routinely work on the largest and most complex transactions involving energy companies, utilising our technical strength and depth of experience to provide the highest quality advice.  Our clients include international and private oil companies, lenders, bond arrangers, project sponsors and investors.

    Through some of our offices worldwide, we advise in all sectors of the energy industry including:

    • a wide variety of debt, equity and other financings
    • listing of British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Irish, Jersey and Luxembourg companies on all major international stock exchanges
    • mergers, acquisitions and restructurings
    • joint venture set up
    • project acquisitions and asset disposals
    • public company meeting support and corporate governance advice
    • dispute resolution
    • general corporate and regulatory support to large multinationals

    Equity Capital Markets

    Our equity capital markets work covers listing services and IPOs of British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Irish, Jersey and Luxembourg companies on NASDAQ, NYSE, LSE, ISE, HKSE, CSX, TWSE, TISE, TSX, TSXV AIM and IEX, as well as secondary issues (including rights issues, open offers and placings), depository issues and ongoing advice to issuers (including in the event of substantial acquisitions or takeovers).

    Working, where relevant, alongside international counsel, we advise issuers, underwriters, sponsors, lead managers and selling and acquiring shareholders.

    Foreign Direct Investment

    The Maples Group provides a broad range of services to international businesses establishing or carrying on business in or through the jurisdictions in which we practice law.

    When required, we provide a full range of local corporate, tax, employment, immigration, intellectual property, technology & telecoms, real estate and other legal advisory services specifically tailored to international businesses.

    Our local teams work extensively with global clients and regularly advise, in conjunction with international law firms, on a variety of local legal requirements.

    Mergers & Acquisitions

    We routinely work on the largest and most complex public and private mergers and acquisitions transactions involving companies domiciled in the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Ireland, Jersey and Luxembourg, both domestically and cross-border.

    Utilising the technical strength and depth of experience of our lawyers across our global offices, our Mergers & Acquisition team draws, where necessary, upon the expertise of our specialist commercial lawyers including finance, anti-trust, employment, financial services, intellectual property, real estate, technology & telecoms, trusts and tax.

    Private Equity Transactions

    We have been a leading adviser to the private equity industry for many years and our Private Equity teams advising on British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Irish, Jersey and Luxembourg law work alongside international counsel on the formation, structuring and financing of private equity funds.

    In addition, we advise on all types of private equity transactions from growth and venture investing, management and leveraged buyouts, take privates, secondary buyouts and exits by way of trade sale or IPO.

    Restructuring

    Our focus is to find solutions to the issues that clients face in situations of financial difficulty.  We achieve this with a multi-disciplinary approach, with our finance and insolvency lawyers working alongside our corporate lawyers to advise on the most complex corporate restructurings and insolvencies involving British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Irish, Jersey and Luxembourg companies.

    Our Restructuring team is uniquely placed to work directly with international counsel and leading insolvency advisers, providing expert legal advice to both debtors and creditors on company restructurings.

    Technology & Telecoms

    Technology

    The Maples Group has developed particular expertise with depth of technical knowledge and experience to help guide you through the issues that you are likely to encounter in a world of fast-paced and rapidly changing technology.

    Through some of our offices worldwide, our teams advise suppliers and users, including ISPs, retailers, media companies and website and application developers on a variety of services in relation to:

    • Cloud Computing
    • Data Protection and Privacy
    • E-commerce and the Internet
    • Outsourcing and Managed Services
    • Procurement and Sale of Systems and Services    

    Telecommunications

    The telecoms industry is an evolving market, with a variety of operators across a full spectrum of technologies. With an established client base that includes mobile and broadband service providers and broadcasters, we have significant experience with:

    • Consumer Issues
    • Network Build and Roll Out
    • Outsourcing of Telecoms Services
    • Regulation and Licensing
    • Terms and Conditions of Supply    

    General Contracts

    Within our Technology & Telecoms group, we also have extensive experience in the preparation, review, negotiation and enforcement of a number of commercial contracts, including:

    • Advertising, Branding and Sponsorship
    • Agency and Distribution
    • Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Franchising
    • Logistics
    • Outsourcing and Facilities Agreements
    • Procurement and Sales
    • Standard Terms and Conditions of Sale
    • Service Legal Agreements

    Locations

    British Virgin Islands   |   Cayman Islands   |   Dubai   |   Dublin   |   Hong Kong   |   Jersey   |   London   |   Luxembourg   |   Singapore
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    Announcements

    Maples Group Wins Three 2019 Finance Dublin Deals of the Year

    Our Asset Finance, Banking and Corporate teams have been awarded three Finance Dublin Deals of the Year. 

    31 May 2019

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    Maples Group Appoints Edwin Parker as Director of Business Development in Europe

    The Maples Group has announced the appointment of Edwin Parker as Director of Business Development for the fund services business in Europe.

    16 May 2019

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    Announcements

    Maples Group Welcomes British Virgin Islands Commercial Court Appointments

    Mr. Gerhard H. A. Wallbank and Mr. Adrian Jack were appointed as High Court Judges of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court Commercial Division in the British Virgin Islands.

    10 May 2019

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    Announcements

    Maples Group Recognised for Four Airfinance Journal Awards

    The Maples Group's global Asset Finance team has been recognised at the 2019 Airfinance Journal Awards for its involvement in four award-winning Deals of the Year.

    03 May 2019

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    Maples Group Adds Two Independent Director Hires to Fiduciary Services Business

    The Maples Group has continued its recent wave of expansion with the appointment of two highly experienced professionals to its global team. Benoit (Ben) Sansoucy and Colin Nestor will both serve as independent directors, based in the Cayman Islands, providing specialist fiduciary services to a broad range of alternative investment vehicles.

    10 Apr 2019

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    Maples Group Advises Vista Del Mar Development Ltd.

    Maples Group's legal services team successfully defend an appeal brought before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. 

    08 Apr 2019

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    AWARDS

    Deal of the Year 2017

    Asian-mena Counsel

    Equity Deal of the Year

    IFLR Americas Awards

    Equity Deal of the Year

    IFLR Asia Awards

    Restructuring Deal of the Year

    IFLR Americas Awards

    Best Secondary Offering

    FinanceAsia Achievement Awards

    Deal of the Year

    China Business Law Journal

    Equity Market Deal of the Year

    ALB China Law Awards

    Asset and Corporate Finance Deal of the Year

    ALB SE Asia Law Awards

    Deal of the Year

    China Business Law Journal

    Best China Deal

    FinanceAsia Achievement Awards

    Best Hong Kong Deal

    FinanceAsia Achievement Awards

    China Deal of the Year

    ALB China Law Awards

    Debt Market Deal of the Year

    ALB China Law Awards

    Equity Market Deal of the Year

    ALB China Law Awards

    M&A Deal of the Year

    ALB China Law Awards

    TMT Deal of the Year

    ALB China Law Awards

    Debt Market Deal of the Year

    ALB Hong Kong Law Awards

    Equity Market Deal of the Year

    ALB Hong Kong Law Awards

    M&A Deal of the Year

    ALB Hong Kong Law Awards

    M&A Deal of the Year

    ALB SE Asia Law Awards

    Outbound M&A Deal of the Year

    China Law & Practice Awards

    Equity Deal of the Year

    China Law & Practice Awards

    Equity Deal of the Year

    IFLR Asia Awards

    M&A Deal of the Year

    IFLR Asia Awards

    Private Equity Deal of the Year

    IFLR Asia Awards

    Global Finance Deal of the Year: Capital Markets

    The American Lawyer Global Legal Awards

    Global Finance Deal of the Year: Grand Prize

    The American Lawyer Global Legal Awards

    M&A Deal of the Year: North Asia

    The Asian Lawyer (The Asia Legal Awards)

    Securites - Equity

    The Asian Lawyer (The Asia Legal Awards)

    Deal of the Year

    Asian-mena Counsel

    Hong Kong Deal of the Year

    ALB Hong Kong Law Awards

    Debt Market Deal of the Year

    ALB China Law Awards

    M&A Deal of the Year

    ALB China Law Awards

    TMT Deal of the Year

    ALB China Law Awards

    Debt Market Deal of the Year

    ALB Hong Kong Law Awards

    M&A Deal of the Year

    ALB Hong Kong Law Awards

    Hong Kong Deal of the Year

    ALB Hong Kong Law Awards

    Deal of the Year

    Asian-mena Counsel

    Debt Deal of the Year

    China Business Law Journal

    Banking & Finance Deal of the Year

    China Business Law Journal

    M&A Deal of the Year - Inbound & Domestic

    China Business Law Journal

    Take Private Deal of the Year

    China Business Law Journal

    Outbound M&A Deal of the Year

    China Business Law Journal

    Private Equity Deal of the Year

    China Law & Practice Awards

    Energy & Natural Resources Deal of the Year

    China Law & Practice Awards

    Real Estate & Construction Deal of the Year

    China Law & Practice Awards

    TMT Deal of the Year

    China Law & Practice Awards

    Private Equity Deal of the Year

    IFLR Asia Awards

    High Yield Deal of the Year

    IFLR Asia Awards

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