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Malachi Sweetman

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Malachi is of counsel of Maples and Calder's Dispute Resolution & Insolvency team in the Maples Group's Cayman Islands office.  He has extensive experience in commercial litigation and ADR across a broad range of financial and commercial disputes (in a number of jurisdictions), including disputes relating to commercial contracts, partnerships, trust deeds, shareholder agreements, as well as disputes involving banks and other financial institutions.  Malachi is also an experienced advocate; in addition to acting for multi-national clients in international arbitrations, he has also advised clients on litigation arising from cross-border insolvencies.


Malachi joined the Maples Group in 2010 in the Maples Group's Dublin office before relocating to the Cayman Islands office in 2018.  Before that, he practised as a barrister for the Irish Bar, where he had been working for two years.  Prior to that he worked in the construction industry.  He has been recommended by Legal 500 as a 'Rising Star'Clients describe him as 'Very knowledgeable. Up and coming star.'


2017 – Admitted as solicitor in Ireland (not practising)

2017 – Admitted as a solicitor in Northern Ireland (not practising)

2018 – Admitted as an attorney-at-law in the Cayman Islands


Dispute Resolution & Insolvency





University College Dublin, Eire, BA (Hons) English, French, 2000

The Honorable Society of the King's Inns, Dublin, Eire, Diploma in Legal Studies, (Hons) 2007

The Honorable Society of the King's Inns, Dublin, Eire, Bachelor of Law, (Hons) 2008


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