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Maples And Calder Appoints Eight New Partners

Harriet Davies 22 March 2010

Maples And Calder Appoints Eight New Partners

Maples and Calder, the offshore law firm, has appointed eight new partners.

Matthew Crawford, John Dykstra, Jarrod Farley, Michael Richardson and Joannah Bodden Small have been made partners, based in the Cayman Islands. Phillip Ireland, Colm Rafferty and John Trehey have been appointed as partners based in Dubai, Dublin and Hong Kong respectively.

Crawford, who joined the firm in 2006, specialises in the financial services sector. He advises financial institutions, investment vehicles and their shareholders, directors, administrators, managers, liquidators and associated professionals on disputes and other crisis events.

Dykstra has been at the firm since 2001. His practice is focused on structured finance, investment funds and corporate and commercial transactions.

Farley joined the firm in 2004 and advises open- and closed-ended investment funds on their establishment and ongoing legal and regulatory compliance in the Cayman Islands.

Richardson advises clients on all aspects of the establishment, maintenance and restructuring of open- and closed-ended investment funds. He also joined the firm in 2004.

Bodden Small, who joined the firm in 1998, specialises in asset and acquisition finance, including international aircraft finance and local aircraft and vessel registration in the Cayman Islands.

Ireland specialises in collective investment schemes in particular, private equity funds, real estate funds, Shariah-compliant funds and hedge funds. He has been with the firm since 2004.

Rafferty heads the growth companies group in the Dublin office and advises growth companies at all stages of their development. He has been with the firm since 2007.

Trehey, who has been with the firm since 2005, has a client base comprised of major corporates, financial institutions and insolvency-related officeholders. His expertise covers both Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands law.


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