Maples and Calder, the Maples Group's law firm, is pleased to announce that its Trusts & Private Client team has once again been included in the 2021 edition of the Chambers High Net Worth Guide. Notably, this year marks the firm's sixth consecutive inclusion since the Guide's launch in 2016. Described as a "top offshore specialist law firm" in the industry, the firm received rankings in both the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands categories.
The continued recognition highlights the strength of the firm's expertise in the private wealth and international trusts industry. A source says, "we find the Maples team to be excellent" and that "the team provides fast, concrete and to-the-point advice, and offers simple-to-implement solutions."
London-based Partner, Ray Davern continues to be ranked as a Foreign Expert Based Abroad with one market insider adding that, "he has formidable intellect but he is also very commercial and practical. He likes to seek a sensible solution, not merely one that is intellectually gratifying."
Maxine Bodden, based in the firm's Cayman Islands practice and who was promoted to Of Counsel in 2020, was elevated from the Up and Coming category to a Band Three ranking this year. A peer remarks that she "knows her stuff and would be a go-to person for someone wanting to unwind or restructure a Cayman structure, because she knows the market in that area extremely well."
London-based Of Counsel, Alex Way maintains his ranking as a Foreign Expert Based Abroad. A source says, "He is a strong technical lawyer, getting quickly to the nub of the issue. Alex is personable and responsive and manages matters swiftly."
Adam Huckle in the firm's Cayman Islands office continues to act on contentious trust matters, including in relation to ongoing Beddoe applications, validity proceedings and jurisdiction challenges for a variety of clients.
Chambers High Net Worth Guide ranks top lawyers and law firms for their experience and expertise in supporting international private wealth clients. The Guide covers private wealth management work and related specialism in key jurisdictions around the world, featuring in-depth editorial about the leading professional advisers to wealthy individuals and families in each market.
The Maples Group's Trusts & Private Client team advise some of the world's largest private businesses, individual private clients, institutional trustees and other fiduciary service providers on matters concerning all types of private wealth trusts, commercial trusts, estate planning structures, family offices, trusts and fiduciary arrangements and trust litigation. The team work closely with the firm's Dispute Resolution & Insolvency practice who support with any trust related disputes and / or contentious matters.