Maples Group makes strategic hire in Jersey

Maples and Calder, the Maples Group's law firm, has added Mark Crichton to its growing team in the firm's Jersey office. 

Working alongside Jersey Partners, Chris Byrne, Simon Hopwood and Paul Burton, Crichton will support the expansion and development of the firm's growing practice in Jersey. The team, which is widely known for its in-depth experience and ability to advise on complex issues, was recently lauded in The Legal 500 as being "well-versed in the practicalities of using Jersey corporate vehicles in multi-jurisdictional deals and know how to cut straight through the issues to provide solutions". Crichton's arrival will certainly strengthen the already deep bench of expertise and position the practice as a leading international firm in the jurisdiction. 

Crichton was previously a Partner at another Jersey law firm, and his practice focuses on corporate, finance and investment funds transactions. A Jersey Advocate, he also has particular expertise advising on the use of Jersey structures in corporate real estate transactions, including advising in respect of sharia-compliant holding structures and trust structures. A testament to his knowledge and reputation in the market, Crichton is also highly commended in a number of top-tier legal directories, including IFLR1000 and The Legal 500. 

With a global footprint of 18 offices worldwide, the Maples Group's European offices continue to grow and now include Dublin, Jersey, London, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. With over 700 of its 2000-plus global team members based in the region, it is clear to see the Group's commitment to expanding its European presence. Crichton's appointment is part of a long-term international investment strategy and follows a number of recent strategic appointments including the addition of John Burns who joined the team as an Associate in Jersey earlier this year.

Managing Partner of the Jersey law firm, Chris Byrne, says: "I am delighted to welcome Mark to the team and I am really looking forward to working with him. Our Jersey practice is flourishing and continues to grow. Mark's extensive technical experience and knowledge of the Jersey market along with his approach to dealing with clients makes him a natural fit for us.”

Crichton says: "I am excited to join the Maples Group where I will have the opportunity to work with an excellent team of international lawyers and professionals whom I respect very much. I look forward to further strengthening and developing our comprehensive service offering in Jersey."

Maples and Calder (Jersey) LLP provides full service Jersey legal advice in the corporate, finance and funds and investment management areas. Regulated by the Jersey Financial Services Commission, Maples Fiduciary Services (Jersey) Limited provides full fiduciary, entity formation, corporate administration services to corporate investment holding companies, limited partnerships and other types of entities.