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James Lawler

Senior Vice President Fiduciary Services Delaware
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James is responsible for driving the growth of the Maples Group’s fiduciary services business across the Americas. He brings nearly 30 years’ experience in trusts and corporate services and has significant hands on experience in all aspects of corporate trust, agency and special purpose vehicle administration, including transaction management and deal negotiation. He also brings deep jurisdictional knowledge and expertise in overall entity structure. He prides himself on his ability to act as an advocate for clients’ needs and aims to deliver the resources necessary to address the issues they are facing. James has authored articles and spoken on panels on topics relating to the use of special purpose vehicles, and the securitisation and leasing industries.


Previously, James was a Senior Relationship Manager and responsible for sales for the corporate and insurance group at BNY Mellon. Prior to that, he was Vice President – Structured Products at Wells Fargo Trust Company of Delaware. Before that, James worked for Wilmington Trust Company as Director – Structured Products where he was instrumental in the establishment of Wilmington Trust Company’s offices in Las Vegas and the Cayman Islands and in the expansion of the firm’s aviation portfolio and SPV administration business. In addition, he was heavily involved in devising and implementing sales plans, hiring and managing staff and supporting product development initiatives.


Certified Corporate Trust Specialist
Member of the International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading


Fiduciary Services


University of Phoenix, US, Master’s Degree, Organisational Management, 1995.

Mount St. Mary’s University, US, Bachelor of Science, Business and Finance, 1982.


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