Maples and Calder was the leading Issuer’s counsel for debt issuance in 2001. Publicly available information records that Maples and Calder acted on 899 deals in the twelve month period from January to December, 2001.

The capital markets department is one of the largest and longest established practices in any offshore financial centre and advises on the structuring and implementation of a broad range of financing transactions for Cayman vehicles, whether on or off-balance sheet. The practice has grown in size and sophistication in accordance with the market and is involved in all forms of debt and equity issuances and debt and equity related products including note programmes, preference share financings, commercial paper and depositary receipt programmes, convertible debt and warrant issues and the whole spectrum of structured finance transactions including securitisations, repackagings and collateralised bond, debt and loan offerings.

The department has also provided opinions on netting, set-off, security, insolvency and related matters to the major industry bodies involved in the preparation of standard form documentation for swaps, options, foreign exchange transactions and repurchase and stock lending transactions.

As Cayman Islands counsel we have been instrumental in the development of the growing number of conduit vehicles, such as structured investment vehicles, the majority of which have been established in the Cayman Islands due to its favourable operating environment.

The capital markets department advises solely in relation to Cayman Islands law and comprises over 30 lawyers who operate from offices located in the Cayman Islands, Hong Kong and London. We provide a depth of experience and technical excellence combined with a commercial approach to handle all types of capital markets transactions, however large, complex or innovative.

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