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Maples Group Earns Top Rankings in 2024 Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners UK Guides

19 Oct 2023

Maples and Calder, the Maples Group's law firm, is proud to announce that its London and Jersey offices have once again been recognised in both The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners 2024 UK Guides. The firm was recognised for its pre-eminent capabilities in advising on Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands ("BVI") and Jersey law and was also ranked across a range of practice areas including Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate & Commercial and Investment Funds.

A total of 10 lawyers were recognised in this year's Guides across the various categories. Notably, The Legal 500 UK Guide honoured four Partners with the esteemed accolade of 'Leading Individual', this included 'Finance Partner Matthew Gilbert (London), Managing Partner Heidi de Vries (London), Corporate and Finance Partner Paul Burton (Jersey), and Funds & Investment Management Partner Simon Hopwood (Jersey). Impressively, Funds & Investment Management Partner Tim Morgan (Jersey) was elevated to the 'Hall of Fame' category and an additional two Partners were recognised in the 'Next Generation Partner' category with Funds & Investment Management Partner Robert Hughes (London) and Corporate Partner David Allen (Jersey). Additionally, Finance and Corporate Of Counsel Amy Black (Jersey) was honoured in the 'Rising Stars' category. 

Commenting on the rankings, Global Managing Partner, Jonathan Green said, "I would like to extend my congratulations to all of our London and Jersey lawyers who have earned their places in this year's Guides. This recognition is a testament to their unwavering commitment to delivering the highest quality, multi-jurisdictional legal advice and their unparalleled client-focused service. I would particularly like to thank our clients and industry colleagues for taking the time to share their experiences with The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners editorial teams."

The Maples Group’s London office provides full service legal advice on the laws of the BVI, the Cayman Islands, Ireland and Jersey, while the Group's Jersey office provides full service Jersey legal advice in the corporate, finance and funds & investment management areas and also offers Jersey entity formation and corporate / administration service solutions. These rankings show the breadth and diversity of the Group's service offerings from both jurisdictions. 

For over 30 years, The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners, have 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.  

A selection of the Maples Group's testimonials from The Legal 500 UK 2024 Guide:

‘Exceptional service and ability to respond to challenging queries quickly. Maples’ presence in multiple jurisdictions, offering a seamless service, has been extremely useful for a global fintech firm.’
‘A super-responsive team that is in tune with the client’s needs.’ ‘The team is genuinely led from the front, with a high level of partner involvement in all matters.’

‘Harjit Kaur – powerhouse of a lawyer. Excellent on the technical front, absolutely charming to deal with. Very precise in delivering her advice and strong understanding of business requirements.’

‘They continue to provide a relatively unique combination of quick turnaround time, strong technical knowledge and commercial good sense.’

‘This team is our go-to for debt listings for our clients. They are knowledgeable about the area and the requirements, willing to work for our clients and engage directly with them and are responsive.’

‘Great teamwork, very commercial, proactive and efficient management of their elements of transactions, responsive and very good at keeping lead counsel updated. Paul Burton and Amy Black deserve particular mention.’

‘Really great local counsel service. Very pragmatic and commercial and good at getting things done in a tight timeframe when required. I always feel I can pick up the phone to them. Different offices are all very familiar with each other so can easily refer you to the correct person in another office, which is really helpful.’

A selection of the Maples Group's testimonials from The Chambers and Partners UK 2024:

“The Maples team has the experience and breadth of expertise to handle the most complex of matters. They can draw on extremely capable and knowledgeable specialists from across the firm to provide a joined-up, timely, accurate and most importantly, commercial, solution to the issues we face.”

“Maples is our go-to firm for all BVI matters. The team often provide innovative solutions to complex problems.”

“The team is a very sophisticated group with fluent understanding of all the issues in play. Partners and associates alike are responsive and highly capable.”

“The lawyers are outstanding, going above and beyond in relation to everything.”

“The go-to law firm if you are looking for offshore legal advice.”

“Maples has the edge when it comes to the personalities of lawyers and their approachability and willingness to help. The firm is a pleasure to deal with.”

“Maples is very knowledgeable about the industry, it's like a business adviser as well as a law firm. The lawyers understand the industry to the next level.”


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