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Richard May

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Richard is Managing Partner of Maples and Calder, in the Maples Group's British Virgin Islands office where he is also head of the Corporate and Finance teams.  He advises on a variety of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, stock exchange listings and corporate reorganisations.  Richard also advises investment managers and private equity houses on the structuring, formation and financing of investment funds and private equity funds.


Richard joined the Maples Group in 2011.  He was previously head of the Corporate and Investment Funds group at an international law firm in the British Virgin Islands and, prior to that, worked for Ashurst in London.  Richard has been featured in Latin Lawyer 250 and recommended in Who's Who Legal, Chambers Global and Legal 500.  He has been named as a leading lawyer in IFLR1000.


He is a member of the Securities and Investment Business Advisory committee, the General Legal Council of the British Virgin Islands and a private sector-led focus group advising on corporate and regulatory legislation in the British Virgin Islands.




Funds & Investment Management


2002 - Admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales (not practising)

2006 - Admitted as a solicitor of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (British Virgin Islands)


Bristol University, UK, LLB

College of Law, London, UK, Legal Practice; Professional Skills


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