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Tim Dawson

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Tim is a partner of Maples and Calder's Regulatory & Financial Services team in the Maples Group's Cayman Islands office.  He provides all aspects of regulatory and financial services advice, including in respect of Cayman Islands licensing, prudential and conduct of business requirements, reporting and information exchange obligations (including those deriving from FATCA and the Common Reporting Standard), and advice on duties of data protection and confidentiality, anti-money laundering and combating of terrorist finance. Tim is a member of both industry and Cayman Islands Government legal and regulatory working groups.


Tim joined the Maples Group in 2015, having previously led the regulatory practice of another international law firm in the Cayman Islands.  Before that, Tim was a senior associate in the Financial Institutions group of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP's corporate department in London. He has been ranked by Chambers and Partners, is listed in Legal 500 as a 'Leading Individual', recommended by Who's Who Legal and listed as a 'Rising Star' in IFLR1000. Tim is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish.


Regulatory & Financial Services Advisory



2003 - 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


St John's College, University of Cambridge, UK, MA (Hons), Modern and Medieval Languages, 1999

College of Law, UK, Post Graduate Diploma in Law, 2000

College of Law, UK, Legal Practitioners Course, 2001


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