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Maples Group Expands Cayman Islands Funds & Investment Management practice

Caroline Heal has joined Maples and Calder, the Maples Group’s law firm, as a Funds & Investment Management Partner in its Cayman Islands office.

Heal brings extensive experience in the structuring, formation and operation of offshore hedge funds, private equity funds and investment fund platforms. She advises a wide range of asset managers and financial institutions and has been recognised for her expertise by The Legal 500.

Heal will be an integral member of the firm’s top-tier Cayman Islands Funds & Investment Management team where she will also collaborate closely with lawyers and professionals across the firm’s global practices in the British Virgin Islands, Dubai, Ireland, London, Luxembourg, Jersey, Hong Kong and Singapore to service its multinational client base. 

Notably, the firm’s Funds & Investment Management practice is the largest in the jurisdiction and has steadily grown over the past year with the addition of 10 new Associates, two of whom were previously articled clerks with the firm. In addition to these new hires, the firm also promoted Stephen Watler and Lee Davis to Funds & Investment Management Partners earlier this year, further strengthening its partnership team.

Michael Richardson, head of the Cayman Islands Funds & Investment Management practice, says: “I am pleased to welcome Caroline to the Maples Group. Our Funds & Investment Management team has grown considerably over the past year as a result of increasing demand for our services from global hedge fund and private equity fund clients. The team has also been managing a record number of incorporations and registrations for the jurisdiction while navigating regulatory and compliance requirements. Caroline’s addition demonstrates our commitment to providing the highest level of client service to our international clients from a trusted team of experienced lawyers who have deep technical, sectoral and jurisdictional knowledge.”

Caroline comments: “I am delighted to join the Maples Group’s distinguished Funds & Investment Management practice and I am looking forward to the opportunity to work with the team alongside the industry’s leading lawyers, professionals and clients.”

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