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Maples Group Expands Asia Funds & Investment Management Practice with Appointment of New Partner

02 Aug 2023


Maples and Calder, the Maples Group's law firm, is pleased to announce that its leading Asia Funds & Investment Management practice has appointed Ian Clark as a new Partner in Singapore.

Ian brings a wealth of experience to the firm, having advised clients on a wide range of fund-related matters throughout his career. His specialisation in hedge and private equity fund products, along with his expertise in general corporate matters, positions him as a trusted adviser to clients seeking strategic counsel on fund formation, structuring and regulatory compliance. With a decade of working experience in Hong Kong and the Channel Islands, Ian has extensive experience in both the laws of the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands and a deep understanding of the Asian market. Ian will support Asia-based clients who are navigating the complexities of international fund structures. 

Notably, Ian joins one of the largest Funds & Investment Management teams in the region with a unique offering of native Chinese and Korean-speaking lawyers. He will work alongside the firm's global practices and will collaborate closely with Asia-based Funds & Investments Partners Ann Ng, Nick Harrold, Terence Ho, Sharon Yap, Iain Anderson, Andrew Wood and Josie Ainley.

"Ian's appointment comes at a pivotal moment for our firm as we continue to expand our Asia Funds & Investment Management Practice," said Ann Ng, head of the Asia Funds & Investment Management practice. "His deep understanding of the Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands fund products, coupled with his expertise in the digital asset space, perfectly complements our existing strengths. We are confident that Ian's addition will greatly enhance our ability to provide exceptional service to our clients and further solidify our position as the leading Funds & Investment Management team in the region."

"I am thrilled to join the Maples Group and to contribute to its esteemed Funds & Investment Management team," said Ian. "The firm's long-standing commitment to delivering exceptional client service, along with its strong regional presence and deep industry knowledge, presents an exciting opportunity for me. I look forward to working with the team to further expand our capabilities and provide innovative legal solutions to our clients in the dynamic Asia-Pacific market."

With Ian's addition, the firm remains dedicated to delivering comprehensive and tailored legal solutions to its diverse client base and has built an impressive team of specialist lawyers based in Hong Kong and Singapore over the past 30 years. Impressively, the firm continues to achieve Tier 1 rankings by respected industry publications including the recent IFLR1000 2023 APAC rankings where the firm was the only law firm to receive a Tier 1 ranking for the Investment Funds: Offshore category.  The team continues to advise on some of the most successful managers in Asia including multi-billion dollar fund launches, high-profile portfolio investments and divestments, secondaries deals and top-tier restructurings.


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