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Maples Group Appoints Two Additional Funds Partners in Asia

03 Mar 2022


Maples and Calder, the Maples Group's law firm, is pleased to announce the promotion of two of its lawyers in Asia.  Effective as of 1 December 2021, Andrew Wood and Josie Ainley were appointed as Partners in the firm's Asia Funds & Investment Management practice further strengthening the depth of senior expertise in Hong Kong and Singapore.

Notably, the firm's Asia Funds & Investment Management practice led by Ann Ng is the largest offshore funds group in Asia and Andrew and Josie's addition to the partnership further consolidates the firm's market-leading position. The practice now comprises a team of 9 Partners and 20 Of Counsel, Associates and Paralegals who are continuously selected to advise on a high volume of new investment funds for some of the largest and most high-profile sponsors and fund managers across Asia and top-tier names globally.  In the past year, the firm collected five "Offshore Firm of the Year" awards1 in addition to over ten deal awards for their role advising on innovative client transactions in the region2.

Speaking about these promotions, Asia Managing Partner, Michael Gagie said, "I am delighted to welcome Andrew and Josie to the Asia partnership and I congratulate them on reaching this important milestone in their careers.  These promotions demonstrate our commitment to investing in our people and our law firms here in Asia for today and into the future."

Head of the Asia Funds & Investment Management practice, Ann Ng added, "We are witnessing a maturing of the funds management industry across Asia driven in particular by the rapid evolution of the financial services market in the PRC, Korea and Japan and on-going developments in the financial services markets in Hong Kong and Singapore, as well as increased innovation and dynamism.  Together with Andrew, Josie and the rest of our Asia Funds & Investment Management team, we continue to deliver the highest quality of legal services to our clients in these exciting and dynamic environments."

In addition to the promotions in Asia, the international law firm announced the promotion of 17 lawyers across seven of its international locations this year. In total, there were two promotions in Asia, nine promotions in Europe and six in the Caribbean region.

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 16 offices worldwide including Hong Kong and Singapore and continues 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 having been named "Offshore Law Firm of the Year" by leading Asia publications consistently and consecutively for over a decade.

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