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Maples Group Wins at 2022 IFLR Asia Pacific Awards

01 Apr 2022


Maples and Calder, the Maples Group's law firm, is delighted to have once again been awarded "Offshore Law Firm of the Year" and "Private Equity Deal of the Year" at the IFLR Asia-Pacific Awards 2022.  The awards, which were held virtually recognised the most innovative cross-border legal transactions in the region and the teams and lawyers behind them.  Over the past 12 months, the firm's Asia teams demonstrated strong capabilities having advised on a range of deals across a variety of practice areas and jurisdictions, overcoming new and complex obstacles in challenging legal environments.

Presenting the awards to the Maples Group, IFLR Editor of Awards Research Jamie Rayat said: "Maples Group put in a first-class performance across the board in 2021, most notably in the equity capital markets and private equity practice areas. Strong work from the firm noted by IFLR's awards research team included advice on the take-private of China Biologic Products Holdings, IFLR’s winning private equity deal of the year."

Our team based in the Hong Kong office acted as Cayman Islands counsel to China Biologic Products Holdings, Inc., and was led by partners Richard Spooner and Karen Zhang Pallaras[1]

Regional Managing Partner for Asia, Michael Gagie said, "We are pleased to receive these prestigious awards which reinforce our position as the leading offshore law firm in the region.  Our Asia teams work collaboratively with lawyers and professionals across the Maples Group's global network to ensure that we consistently deliver market-leading expertise to each and every client."

For nearly 30 years, the Maples Group's Asia offices have been servicing multinational clients on their investments in Asia as well as Asia-based clients on their overseas investments. The Group has a global footprint of 16 offices worldwide and its Asia offices in Hong Kong and Singapore continue to grow year on year.  With over 300 legal, fund and fiduciary services professionals based in the region, the Group has a long-term commitment to growing its presence in Asia and continues to garner a market-leading reputation and continues to be named "Offshore Law Firm of the Year" by leading Asia publications consistently and consecutively for over a decade.  

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