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Christopher Capewell

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Christopher is global head of Maples and Calder's Regulatory & Financial Services practice and is based in the Maples Group's Cayman Islands office.  His practice focuses on regulatory matters impacting asset managers, investment funds (both open and closed-ended), banks, administrators, family offices and high net worth individuals.  Christopher regularly advises clients on a wide range of regulatory matters including FATCA, CRS, the Securities Investment Business Law, DAC6 / MDR, anti-money laundering and terrorist financing, Economic Substance, cross-border conduct of business advice and the OECD Country-by-Country Reporting regime.


Christopher joined the Maples Group in 2007 and was elected as a partner in the Funds and Investment Management team in 2013.  In 2019, Christopher was appointed as head of Maples and Calder's Cayman Islands Regulatory & Financial Services Group at the Maples Group.  He previously worked as a tax lawyer for Clifford Chance in London and prior to that for Clayton Utz and Arthur Andersen in Australia.  Christopher has been ranked in Chambers & Partners in the Spotlight Table and described as having a 'strong track record advising on compliance with various regulatory frameworks'. He has also been ranked as a Leading Individual in Legal 500.


2002 - Admitted as a solicitor to the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia (not practising)

2007 - Admitted as an attorney-at-law in the Cayman Islands


Regulatory & Financial Services Advisory



Funds & Investment Management


Queensland University of Technology, Australia, Bachelor of Business (Accountancy)

Queensland University of Technology, Australia, Bachelor of Laws

University of Sydney, Australia, Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice

University of Sydney, Australia, Master of Laws


The Regulatory 15/15
The latest Cayman Islands regulatory developments


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