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Maples Group Expands London Funds Practice with Experienced Partner

10 Dec 2021

Maples and Calder, the Maples Group's law firm, is pleased to announce the relocation of one of its experienced Funds & Investment Management Partners from its Cayman Islands office to London.  Dan Beckett who has been with the firm for over 14 years relocated to the firm's London office on 1 December 2021. 

Notably, the firm's London Funds & Investment Management team is the largest UK-based offshore funds group in London and Dan's addition to the team further consolidates the firm's market-leading position. With extensive experience in Cayman Islands law, Dan will work closely with Harjit Kaur who leads the London Funds & Investment Management practice, and will also collaborate with the firm's other London practice groups which include Corporate, Dispute Resolution & Insolvency, Finance and Trusts.

Dan advises on the formation of both open-ended and private equity funds as well as the on-going legal and regulatory compliance and general maintenance of all kinds of alternative investment funds. Dan has a particular specialism in unit trusts, and advises trustees, administrators, managers and investors on all aspects of unit trust work, particularly with respect to the Japanese market. His relocation to London will support with providing time zone sensitive advice to clients and contacts in London, Europe and Asia.  

Commenting on Dan's addition to the team, Harjit Kaur said, "I have had the privilege of working alongside Dan for many years and I am delighted to welcome him to the London team. Dan's expertise and experience will further enhance our market-leading Cayman Islands Funds & Investment practice in London and help us to cater to our clients' growing needs."

Dan adds, "Being based in the same time zone as our UK clients and in a compatible time zone with our Asian clients and colleagues is a real advantage. I look forward to working alongside Harjit and all of the London team."

The Maples Group provides clients with a comprehensive range of legal, fiduciary, fund, regulatory and compliance, and entity formation and management services from its 16 offices worldwide and has been operating in London for nearly 25 years.  Notably, the London firm won 'Best Offshore Law Firm' at the HFM Week European Services Awards and were also voted by the readers of HedgeWeek as 'Best Offshore Law Firm' at the HedgeWeek European Awards. The firm's London based BVI and Cayman Islands team is also ranked by both Chambers and Legal 500 2022 editions.


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