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Ian Kirwan

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Ian is a partner in the Funds & Investment Management team in the Maples Group's Cayman Islands office.  His primary practice is in private equity and venture capital funds. Ian represents a wide range of private equity and venture capital sponsors on matters involving structuring, formation and operation of private funds.  He also regularly advises on downstream private equity and venture capital transactions and portfolio investments and on related corporate transactions, including joint ventures, co-investments, management equity, buy-outs and restructurings.


Ian joined the Maples Group in 2019.  Prior to his move to the Cayman Islands, he worked in the private equity and financial institutions teams at Kirkland & Ellis and Ashurst, respectively, in London. Ian has been recommended by Legal 500


Ian is a member of the Cayman Islands Legal Practitioners Association.


Funds & Investment Management



2012 – Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales (not practising)

2019 – Admitted as an attorney-at-law in the Cayman Islands


University of Bristol, UK, MEng (Hons), Aeronautical Engineering, 2008

College of Law, London, UK, LLB (Hons), Law, 2010


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