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John Dykstra

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John is a partner of Maples and Calder's Finance team in the Maples Group's Cayman Islands office.  He specialises in structured finance, investment funds and corporate and commercial transactions, with an emphasis on catastrophe bond transactions and other insurance-linked securities, CLO transactions, fund financings, structured debt and repackagings.


John joined the Maples Group in 2001.  He previously practised with Clifford Chance in London, where he completed a secondment to the fixed income desk at Lehman Brothers. Before that, he practised with Lang Michener (now McMillan) in Canada.  John has been recommended for insurance and reinsurance by Who's Who Legal and noted in Chambers Global and Legal 500 for catastrophe bond transactions.


John is a member of the Cayman Islands Legal Practitioners Association. 





1995 - Admitted as a barrister and solicitor of Ontario, Canada (not practising)

1999 - Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales (not practising)

2001 - Admitted as an attorney-at-law in the Cayman Islands


Queens University, Canada, BA, Economics

University of Toronto, Canada, JD


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