November 27, 2021

Maples and Calder announces new partners

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Maples_NewPartners_2014International law firm, Maples and Calder, has announced the appointment of five new partners in its Cayman Islands office.

Global Managing Partner, Henry Smith commented, “Each year, we look forward to the chance to recognise the hard work of our lawyers and reward them for their dedication to the firm and exemplification of talents, upon which the firm relies for our continued success.  It is with great pleasure that we announce the elections of Daniel Beckett, Jeremy Bomford, Michael Johns, Jonathon Meloy and Justin Pennay to the partnership and are confident that they will each embrace their new responsibilities with the same level of commitment and excellence.”

Daniel Beckett joined Maples and Calder in 2007.  As a member of the firm’s Investment Funds group, he advises on the formation of hedge and private equity funds as well as general corporate and commercial matters.

Jeremy Bomford is also a member of the Investment Funds group and specialises in the establishment, launch, ongoing maintenance and restructuring of all types of Cayman Islands investment funds, particularly hedge funds and private equity funds, and acts for a diverse portfolio of clients in the asset management industry, ranging from start-ups to major financial institutions.  He also regularly advises clients on a broad range of corporate and commercial transactions.  Jeremy joined Maples and Calder in 2007.

With the firm since 2010, Michael Johns’ expertise covers all aspects of corporate and finance law, including a broad range of banking and structured finance products, capital markets transactions, IPOs, mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures.

Jonathon Meloy joined Maples and Calder in 2008 from an international law firm in London.  He has extensive experience of international capital markets and corporate finance transactions, and advises on all aspects of banking, fund financing, aircraft financing (including co-investment platforms with private equity investors), securitisation and other structured finance matters.  Jonathon’s practice includes the formation and maintenance of all types of investments funds, with a particular focus on structured investment funds for fixed-income managers, including CLO equity funds and loan funds.  Jonathon also advises on a wide range of corporate and commercial deals, including restructurings, joint ventures and M&A transactions, and debt and equity listings on the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange.

Justin Pennay has broad experience in litigation and insolvency with an emphasis on large scale litigation.  Justin’s experience includes professional negligence matters (including directors’ duties), regulatory proceedings, contract and fund disputes and shareholder derivative actions.  Justin also regularly advises on insolvency issues.  He joined the firm in 2007.

Photo Caption: Standing L-R: Justin Pennay, Jeremy Bomford, Jonathon Meloy

Seated L-R: Michael Johns, Daniel Beckett

About Maples and Calder

Maples and Calder is a leading international law firm advising financial, institutional, business and private clients around the world on the laws of the Cayman Islands, Ireland and the British Virgin Islands.  Maples and Calder has offices in the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands, Dubai, Dublin, Hong Kong, London and Singapore.

With a reputation as an innovative, entrepreneurial firm, Maples and Calder is known worldwide as a market leader with highly qualified lawyers who are specialists in their respective practice areas.

About MaplesFS

MaplesFS is a leading specialised fiduciary and fund services provider.  MaplesFS has offices in the Cayman Islands, Delaware, Dubai, Dublin, Hong Kong, Luxembourg, Montreal, New York and Singapore.

MaplesFS is led by a team of experienced professionals and is committed to providing a high level of service, tailored to specific client requirements


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