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Maples Group Wins Firm of the Year and Deal of the Year at 2021 IFLR Asia Pacific Awards

30 Mar 2021

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Maples and Calder, the Maples Group's law firm, is delighted to have been awarded "Offshore Law Firm of the Year" and "Private Equity Deal of the Year" at the 2021 IFLR APAC Awards that were held virtually on Thursday, 25 March 2021. The Group's law firms in Asia faced strong competition from other firms operating in the region and demonstrated their market-leading expertise having been chosen to act on some of the region's most innovative cross-border transactions over the past year.

Presenting the awards to the Maples Group, IFLR Commercial Editor, James Wilson said: "The Maples Group put in a first-class performance across the board in 2020, most notably for private equity clients. They advised on the acquisition of 58.com, IFLR’s winning private equity deal of the year. They also worked on the IPOs by KE Holdings and JD.com as well as the Bitauto take-private and Singapore Life’s acquisition of Aviva Singapore, representing TPG Capital. These were among the most innovative cross-border deals of the year."

Commenting on the awards, Asia Managing Partner, Michael Gagie said, "We are very proud to receive these prestigious awards which is a true reflection of the continued excellence of our collective teams in the Asia pacific region. Many of these transactions included team members from our legal, funds services and fiduciary teams and demonstrates the truly collaborative nature of our organisation."

For nearly 30 years, the Maples Group's Asia offices have been servicing multinational clients on their investments in Asia as well as Asia-based clients on their overseas investments. The Group has a global footprint of 18 offices worldwide and its Asia offices in Hong Kong, Singapore and Shanghai continue to grow year on year. With over 300 legal, fund and fiduciary services professionals based in the region, the Group has a long-term commitment to growing its presence in Asia and continues to garner a market-leading reputation and continues to be named "Offshore Law Firm of the Year" by leading Asia publications consistently and consecutively for over a decade.

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