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Maples Group Receives Most Tier 1 Rankings in 2023 Legal 500 Caribbean Guide

29 Nov 2022

Maples and Calder, the Maples Group's law firm, is pleased to announce that it has received the most Tier 1 rankings across its British Virgin Islands ("BVI") and Cayman Islands practices in The Legal 500 2023 Caribbean Guide. 

The firm achieved eight Tier 1 placements, with clients endorsing the practices as having 'a well-rounded team available and able to present clients with effective solutions to their needs' and 'great people across various jurisdictions'. The firm's Cayman Islands Corporate & Commercial practice, the only corporate practice in the Cayman Islands to achieve a Tier 1 ranking, was described as having 'terrific partners – very responsive and resourceful'. The Group's Cayman Islands Regulatory & Compliance practice moved up to Tier 1 status, receiving praise for having 'strong knowledge about financial regulations of the Cayman Islands and very efficient deliverables for the client.' 

In addition to receiving the most Tier 1 rankings, the firm also had 59 lawyers recognised in this year's guide across the various categories. In the guide, 14 Partners received the 'Leading Individual' accolade with Dispute Resolution & Insolvency Partner Luke Stockdale entering the elite category this year.  An additional 14 Partners were recognised in the 'Next Generation Partner' category, with Finance Partner Wanda Ebanks, Corporate Partner Shari Seymour, Dispute Resolution & Insolvency Partners Nick Herrod and Adam Huckle entering the category this year. 

Commenting on the rankings, Global Managing Partner, Jonathan Green said, "A well-deserved congratulations to all our lawyers included in this year's guide. We are delighted to receive continued recognition from our clients and colleagues, which is a reflection of our lawyers' dedication to providing the highest quality legal expertise paired with an unmatched client-focussed service."

For over 30 years, The Legal 500 has been analysing the capabilities of law firms across the world, with a comprehensive research programme that is 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.

‘Maples is the best on knowledge of current market practices and on customer responsiveness.’ 

‘The Maples Banking & Finance team is well known for its sophistication, deep understanding of the market, and general high reputation with companies and financial institution clients.’ 

‘Maples is regarded as being one of the pre-eminent litigation practices and rightly so. It attracts work of the very highest quality and provides outstanding legal services through a large and capable team with lawyers of outstanding quality at all levels of seniority. The team is client focused and imaginative in its approach.’ 

‘A well rounded team available and able to present clients with effective solutions to their needs.’

‘They have a deep understanding of the laws of the British Virgin Islands and how it interacts with the laws of other jurisdictions.’ 

‘Their breadth of practice and knowledge are unmatched. There just isn’t anything that we have ever proposed to do in Cayman that Maples hasn’t done before.’

‘I think the depth of team and deep experience is a major factor that sets Maples apart from others in the field.’


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