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Maples Lawyers Named "Best in Class" in 2022 Legal 500 Caribbean Guide

29 Nov 2021

Maples and Calder, the Maples Group's law firm, is pleased to announce that 68 lawyers across its British Virgin Islands ("BVI") and Cayman Islands practices have been recognised in The Legal 500 2022 Caribbean Guide. The latest rankings brings the total number of international lawyers who received individual recommendations in The Legal 500 2022 Guides to 155. Earlier this year, 87 lawyers from the firm's Dublin, Luxembourg, London, Jersey and Dubai offices were recommended in The Legal 500's 2022 EMEA and UK Guides respectively.

In the Caribbean Guide, 15 Partners received the 'Leading Individual' distinction with Dispute Resolution & Insolvency Partner James Eldridge joining the elite category this year.  A further 12 Partners were recognised in the 'Next Generation Partner' category, with Finance Partner Amanda Lazier and Funds & Investment Management Partners Lee Davis and Stephen Watler entering the category this year. Matthew Freeman who joined the BVI Dispute Resolution & Insolvency team earlier this year was also recognised in the 'Next Generation Partner' category. In addition, six Associates were acknowledged for their outstanding expertise in the 'Rising Star' category.  

Impressively, the firm received seven Tier 1 rankings across both jurisdictions with clients describing the firm as "truly best in class" while being "extremely responsive and proactive", with "real strength in depth".   

Commenting on the recognition, Global Managing Partner, Jonathan Green said, "We are delighted to once again receive this recognition in this year's Legal 500 Caribbean Guide and indeed across all of The Legal 500 2022 Guides. Notwithstanding the challenges of the past two years, it is a testament to the resilience and commitment of our lawyers who always strive to go above and beyond to provide consistently high levels of service to our clients. We are extremely grateful to our clients and we would also like to thank our colleagues in the legal profession for taking the time to provide this feedback."

For over 30 years, The Legal 500 has been analysing the capabilities of law firms across the world, with a comprehensive research programme revised and updated every year to bring the most up-to-date vision of the global legal market.  Its research is based on submissions from law firms, interviews with leading private practice lawyers and feedback from over 300,000 clients worldwide.

An extract of some of the testimonials received can be found below.

"They are consistently helpful and responsive. Their work product is excellent and very useful. They fully understand the issues and help resolve them (rather than simply raising issues without a potential solution). We have worked together on many transactions and I am always satisfied with the experience."

"The Maples' Team is very hands on and focused on the clients’ needs and objectives. Their advice and solutions are sound and well thought out and at the same time, very practical. Maples is highly responsive and their turnaround time is impressive by any standards. It is a pleasure to work with highly driven professionals who are passionate in providing quality legal services."

"Maples' strength lies with (1) the depth of the practice and (2) its involvement with all the major transactions in the jurisdiction. This gives the excellent lawyers at the firm an invaluable trove that they effectively deploy to offer the highest quality client services."

"Maples is the market leader in Cayman law. Their team is deep, experienced and knowledgeable. They are incredibly responsive and a joy to work with."

"The Maples team sets the standard for the Cayman Islands and consistently delivers on complex engagements. Maples always remains focused on the commercial objectives of any matter.

"The Maples investment funds team is truly best in class – they are quick to respond, easy to deal with, and are true experts in their fields. I always enjoy working with them because I know I will get solid legal advice and will get it quickly. I feel that Maples is the perfect co-counsel as it always feels like we are a team working together towards what is best for our clients."

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