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James Reeve

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James is a partner of Maples and Calder's Finance team in the Maples Group's Cayman Islands office.  He advises on structured finance transactions (in particular CLO transactions, related risk retention structures and catastrophe bonds), fund financing matters (acting for both lenders and borrowers) and general banking and financing work. James also has experience advising on asset finance transactions (particularly off-balance sheet commercial aircraft financing and leasing) and general corporate and commercial transactions, along with restructurings and securities listings on the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange.


James joined the Maples Group in 2011 and was elected as a partner in 2018. He previously worked as a banking and finance lawyer at a magic circle firm in London where his practice focused principally on project finance. James has been ranked in the Legal 500 as a 'Next Generation Partner'.


James is a member of the Cayman Islands Legal Practitioners Association (CILPA).



Funds & Investment Management


Sustainable Finance


2006 - Admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales (not practising)

2011 - Admitted as an attorney-at-law in the Cayman Islands


University of Oxford, UK, Doctorate (DPhil), 2007

Oxford Institute of Legal Practice, UK, Legal Practice Course, 2004

Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University, UK, Graduate Diploma in Law, 2003

Cardiff University, Wales, BSc (Hons), 1999


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