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Chris Newton

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Chris is the Managing partner of Maples and Calder in the Maples Group's British Virgin Islands office where he is also co-head of the Corporate and Finance practices. He has a broad corporate and finance practice with particular expertise in restructuring as well as acquisition, asset, project and real estate finance, advising financial institutions, sponsors, investors and borrowers. Chris has substantial experience advising in distressed credit situations including both consensual work outs and contentious enforcements.

In addition to his finance practice, Chris advises on debt capital markets transactions and plays an active role in the public equity group, advising companies listing on the North American exchanges as well as bidders and targets in acquisitions. Chris regularly advises a number of key clients around the ongoing requirements of public companies.

Chris' clients include high profile Canadian, Chinese, UK and US financial institutions, investment funds and corporates.


Chris joined the Maples Group in 2016. Prior to joining, he was with an international law firm in the British Virgin Islands.  Before moving to the British Virgin Islands in 2012, Chris was a member of the Banking and Corporate Recovery team at Travers Smith in London, where he also trained. Chris is ranked in Chambers Global, IFLR1000 and been recommended in the Legal 500 as a 'Leading Individual'. Clients describe him as 'without doubt one of the most detailed and smart lawyers I have had the opportunity to work with. His attention to detail and practical implementation when navigating challenging restructuring and other projects have been pivotal to the successes that we have shared,' and commenting that ‘Chris Newton and his team are very committed to providing innovative and timely solutions to their clients’ needs.’




Dispute Resolution & Insolvency


2008 – Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales (not practising)

2012 – Admitted as a solicitor of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (British Virgin Islands)


New College, University of Oxford, 2004


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