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Maples Group Announces New Local and Global Appointments

04 Dec 2023

The Maples Group is pleased to announce a series of strategic appointments across its global and local management teams. In addition to succession planning and noteworthy appointments following a few retirements, the composition of the management team remains largely consistent – the emphasis being on continuity and steadfast leadership.

Notable among these strategic appointments is Chris Newton's becoming the new British Virgin Islands (BVI) Managing Partner, following the retirement of Richard May. This transition marks a seamless shift in leadership and reflects the Group's continued commitment to excellence in the BVI jurisdiction.  

Additionally, significant appointments have also been made within two of the firm's core practice areas: (i) Regulatory; and (ii) Finance. Chris Capewell assumes the role of Global Practice Group Leader for Regulatory while Tina Meigh, a seasoned finance leader, becomes the Global Practice Group Leader for Finance.

Furthermore, the firm also welcomes a number of new Local Practice Group Leaders who have been appointed in the BVI, Cayman Islands and Luxembourg as follows:

In the BVI:

Ruairi Bourke and Chris Newton become co-Local Practice Group Leaders for the Corporate and Finance practices. 

Joanna Russell and Ruairi Bourke will be co-Local Practice Group Leaders for Funds & Investment Management.

Matthew Freeman will be Local Practice Group Leader for Dispute Resolution & Insolvency.

In the Cayman Islands:

Sheryl Dean has been appointed to the role of Local Practice Group Leader for Funds & Investment Management. 

Daniel Lee assumes the role of Local Practice Group Leader for the Corporate practice.  

Jonathon Meloy takes on the role of Local Practice Group Leader for the Finance practice.

In Luxembourg:

Baptiste Aubry has been appointed to the role of Local Practice Group Leader for the Corporate practice

Jean-Dominique Morelli joins James O'Neal as co-Local Practice Group Leader of the Tax practice. 

Reflecting on these appointments, Global Managing Partner Jonathan Green said, "I would like to congratulate each of our Partners on their new appointments. Our management teams, both globally and locally, comprise exceptional leaders with a proven track record of collaboration, setting high standards and nurturing the development of legal talent. With our robust team of nearly 3,000 lawyers and professionals across 16 global locations, we are confident in our ability to provide top-tier legal and financial solutions to our expanding international client base".

The appointments are effective as of 1 December 2023.

Renowned as a global service provider offering clients a comprehensive range of legal, fiduciary, fund, regulatory and compliance and entity formation and management services, the Maples Group has 16 offices worldwide and continues to experience increasing demand for its services.