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Maples Group Maintains Leading Positions in 2023 Asia Pacific Legal Directories

26 Jan 2023


Maples and Calder, the Maples Group's law firm, is pleased to announce that its Asia Pacific offices have maintained top-tier rankings in the 2023 editions of Chambers Asia Pacific1 and The Legal 500 Asia Pacific2.

Chambers Asia Pacific

The firm was ranked in Band 1 for Offshore: Asia Pacific where it was described as having 'the most comprehensive service capabilities among its peers' and 'extremely strong technically and very commercial in their approach.'  Notably, this year marks the twelfth year of inclusion in the guide.

In addition to the firm ranking, four Partners received individual accolades with Michael Gagie, the firm's Asia Regional Managing Partner, receiving the 'Eminent Practitioner' distinction, the highest level of recognition given by the directory.

Legal 500 Asia Pacific

The Hong Kong and Singapore offices ranked in Band 1 and Band 2, respectively, and were acknowledged as 'a market leader in the offshore funds space' by clients.

The team received praise for being 'outstanding legal team led by top of the class Matt Roberts with strong senior associates supporting the practice'.

Hong Kong Partners Ann Ng, John Trehey, Aisling Dwyer, Nick Stern, Terence Ho and Singapore Partners Michael Gagie and Matt Roberts received the 'Leading Individuals' distinction. Josie Ainley was acknowledged for her expertise under the 'Rising Stars' category.

Michael Gagie commented "We are thankful for the recognitions and the continued trust and support from clients and peers. This is a testament to the dedication and hard work by all of our esteemed colleagues. Our presence in the region is extremely important to the Maples Group and we are strongly committed to providing a multinational client base with world-class and efficient services and solutions."

These rankings follow a successful year for the Group's Asia Pacific team who received other 'Offshore Firm of the Year' awards throughout 2022.  More recently, the team received 11 'Deals of the Year' awards by China Business Law Journal3.

With nearly 30 years of on-the-ground experience in Asia, the Maples Group remains committed to providing clients with comprehensive legal, fiduciary, fund, regulatory and compliance, entity formation and management services.

An extract of some of the testimonials received can be found below:

'Maples is equipped with the most comprehensive service capabilities among its peers.'

'The team at Maples is extremely strong technically and very commercial in their approach.'

‘Maples is a market leader in the offshore funds space. They are responsive, commercial and user-friendly. My team and my clients enjoy working with them. They know our documents, and they know the market. They are especially adept in the Korean funds space. They understand the interplay between onshore and offshore structures in Korea.’

‘We have been working with Maples for BVI and Cayman Islands legal advice for many years. They have always been responsive and can deal with the often difficult deadlines involved.’

‘The team is large and has consistent quality. Strength in depth over time makes onshore counsel’s and client’s lives easier.’



1 https://chambers.com/legal-rankings/offshore-asia-pacific-region-8:553:16084:1

2 https://www.legal500.com/c/hong-kong/offshore-law-firms/ and https://www.legal500.com/c/singapore/offshore/

3 https://maples.com/en/news/2022/6/maples-group-wins-three-awards-at-china-business-law-awards-2022


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