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Maples Group Celebrates 25 Years of Growth and Success in London

08 Nov 2022

Maples and Calder, the Maples Group's law firm, is pleased to celebrate its 25th anniversary in London this year.  The international law firm opened its doors in London in September 1997 to enhance its service delivery to London-based clients and clients throughout Europe.

Notably, London was the Group's first European base and today, its central London office continues to serve as an important location for international clients by providing time zone sensitive legal advice on the laws of the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Ireland and Jersey.  In addition, the Group also provides fiduciary, fund, regulatory and compliance, and entity formation and management services. 

The Group's European footprint has evolved considerably over the past 25 years and the success of its London office swiftly led to the opening of offices in other key financial services centres in Europe including Dublin, Jersey, Leeds, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.  The London office acts as a European hub within the Group's global network of 16 offices worldwide and the synergies across each of its market-leading practices brings unparalleled insight and expertise to clients in the European region.

The London team is consistently ranked in the top-tiers by leading legal directories Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500 and has garnered a strong reputation as a leader in the legal and professional services industry providing timely, multilingual and jurisdiction-specific legal advice to many of the world's leading global financial services companies.  Impressively, the Group's London Funds & Investment Management team is the largest UK-based offshore funds group in the region and has been awarded year-after-year for its preeminent expertise at the HFM European Services Awards and recently at the Hedgeweek European Awards.

Commenting on the anniversary, Heidi de Vries, London Managing Partner said: "We are proud of the growth and success that the Maples Group has achieved in London over the last 25 years and we thank our colleagues and clients for their commitment and trust.

"Our London office has continued to evolve and flourish in one of the most competitive legal and financial markets and this significant milestone is a testament to the dedication of our team both here in London and across the Maples Group's global network. Today the London practice is an established market leader in Corporate, Finance, Funds & Investment Management, as well as financial services.  We look forward to building upon this reputation and offering excellent service to our international clients from London."

Chambers UK

"Maples are very responsive and maintain high standards notwithstanding urgent deadlines.  Their work is thorough and they are very supportive on transactions."

"Their ability to handle Cayman issues from London is a useful bonus from a time-zone perspective."

The Legal 500 UK

"It is great to work with a team that you can always trust to deliver excellent advice, support you throughout the deal and communicate effectively."

"The team is always well resourced and work is carried out within designated timescales."