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Maples Group Management Team Update

02 Dec 2021

The Maples Group recently held its biennial review of various global and local management positions. Aside from succession planning and some notable appointments following a few retirements, the management team continues essentially unchanged across the global organisation.

Peter Stapleton succeeds Nicholas Butcher (who has retired from the firm) as Ireland Managing Partner. Michael Gagie (Asia), Richard May (British Virgin Islands), Matthew Gardner (Cayman Islands), Manuela Belmontes and Philip Ireland (Dubai), Nick Evans* (Jersey), Heidi de Vries (London) and Johan Terblanche (Luxembourg) continue as Local / Regional Office Managing Partners.

Aristos Galatopoulos (Dispute Resolution & Insolvency), Scott Macdonald (Finance) and Tim Frawley (Regulatory) continue as Global Practice Group Leaders. Following the retirements of Edward Miller (Corporate) and Jon Fowler (Funds), going forward Kieran Walsh and Matthew Gardner will be joint Global Practice Group Leaders (Corporate) and Michael Richardson will be the Global Practice Group Leader (Funds). Michael Gagie continues as Head of the firm's BVI law practice, globally.

A number of new Local and Regional Practice Group Leader appointments were also made in Asia, the Cayman Islands and Ireland across the firm's core practice areas as follows:

• Following Anthony Webster's retirement, Ann Ng will continue in the role (previously shared with Anthony Webster) as Asia Region Practice Group Leader for Funds & Investment Management.
• James Eldridge and Caroline Moran will assume the role of joint Local Practice Group Leaders for the Cayman Islands Dispute Resolution & Insolvency practice.
• Adam Donoghue and Eimear O'Dwyer will assume the role of joint Local Practice Group Leaders of the Irish Funds & Investment Management practice while Colm Rafferty will continue in the role (previously shared with Edward Miller) as Local Practice Group Leader for the Irish Corporate practice.

Commenting on the global and local management team appointments, Global Managing Partner, Jonathan Green, said, "I would like to thank all who have served diligently in their roles over the past two years, in particular for their tireless efforts as we navigated the circumstances of the pandemic while maintaining exemplary levels of client service. Our global and local management teams comprise outstanding leaders with strong track records for collaborating with colleagues, leading by example and successfully cultivating and developing great lawyers. Working alongside the Group's more than 2,300 professionals, across our 16 locations worldwide, we look forward to continuing to provide world-class legal and financial services solutions to our growing client base".

Renowned as a global service provider offering clients a comprehensive range of legal, fiduciary, fund, regulatory and compliance, and entity formation and management services, the Maples Group has 16 offices worldwide and continues to experience increasing demand for its services.

*Nick Evans, Head of Office, Jersey

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