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James Turner

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James is an associate of Maples and Calder's Corporate team in the Maples Group's London office.   His experience includes advising on a broad range of corporate work, including private equity, IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and SPACs.  He also advises investment managers, financial institutions and their onshore counsel on the structuring, formation and operation of a wide range of investment fund structures.


Prior to joining the Maples Group's Cayman Islands office in 2015, James acted as in-house counsel for an investment fund manager based in London.  Before that, he worked for Pinsent Masons LLP and Speechly Bircham LLP.  James moved to the Maples Group's London office at the end of 2021.


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



Funds & Investment Management

Regulatory & Compliance



2011 – Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales (not practising)

2015 – Admitted as an attorney-at-law in the Cayman Islands


University of Manchester, UK, LLB (Hons), 2008

BPP Law School, UK, Legal Practice Course (Distinction), 2009



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