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Maples Group Appoints Six Partners in the Cayman Islands

02 Aug 2021

Maples and Calder (Cayman) LLP, the Maples Group's law firm, is pleased to announce the promotion of six of its lawyers in the Cayman Islands to Partners across the firm's Corporate, Finance and Funds & Investment Management practice groups.  

The Partner promotions are Louise Cowley, Lee Davis, Robin Harding, Shari Howell, Amanda Lazier and Stephen Watler. 

Speaking about these appointments, Cayman Islands Managing Partner, Matthew Gardner said, "I am delighted to announce the promotions of these talented lawyers within our Cayman Islands practice.  Their appointments further strengthen the depth of senior expertise across our practice areas and also highlights the firm's dedication to consistently delivering the highest level of service to its clients from a trusted team of experienced lawyers."

He continued, "I would like to congratulate each of our new Partners on their well-deserved appointments and look forward to their continued success with the firm". 

These appointments form part of the law firm's annual global promotions. 

About the Partners 

Amanda Lazier

Amanda has significant experience advising clients in a wide variety of capital markets transactions and securities regulatory matters, including public debt and equity financings, mergers and acquisitions, private placements, and corporate governance and compliance matters.

Lee Davis

Lee advises hedge and private equity funds on their establishment and ongoing legal and regulatory compliance in the Cayman Islands. He also advises on general corporate and commercial matters.

Louise Cowley

Louise advises on a wide variety of corporate, investment funds and finance transactions, in particular private equity funds, hedge funds and leveraged finance.

Robin Harding

Robin has extensive experience in international capital markets, banking, fund finance, Islamic finance, structured finance (particularly CLOs), securitisations, repackagings, credit funds and other CLO investment structures and listings on the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange.

Shari Howell

Shari has extensive experience advising on asset finance transactions, with an emphasis on aircraft financing and leasing deals, including transactions with capital markets or Islamic elements, aircraft registrations, vessel financing and registrations, and general corporate commercial matters.  

Stephen Watler

Stephen advises on the formation and maintenance of all types of investment funds, including private equity funds and hedge funds.  Stephen also has extensive experience advising Asian clients on Unit Trusts, SPCs and other investment fund structures as well as providing advice on general corporate and commercial matters.


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