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Scott Macdonald

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Scott is a partner of Maples and Calder's Finance team and is based in the Maples Group's Cayman Islands office. He has extensive experience in CLOs and other structured finance transactions, including repack programmes, structured funds and fund derivative products. He also advises on fund financing, and is head of the CSX listing group in Cayman.  Scott is a lead partner of the FATCA/CRS team, with a specific focus on the structured finance sector.


Scott joined the Maples Group in 2005 and was elected as a partner in 2012.  He previously worked for Deutsche Bank in the Cayman Islands, Hogan Lovells LLP and Tite & Lewis (part of Ernst & Young) in London, and for Morton Fraser in Edinburgh.  Scott has been listed as a leading lawyer by IFLR1000 , a 'Leading Individual' by Legal 500 and ranked in Chambers Global.


Scott is a member of the Cayman Islands Legal Practitioners Association and the Law Society of England and Wales.  Additionally, he is a Trustee of the Silver Thatch Pension Plan in the Cayman Islands.



Asset Finance


Listing Services

Regulatory & Compliance


2001 - Admitted as a solicitor in Scotland (not practising)

2002 - Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales (not practising)

2005 - Admitted as an attorney-at-law in the Cayman Islands


University of Dundee, Scotland, BAcc (Hons), Finance

University of Dundee, Scotland, LLB and Legal Practice Diploma


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