Opalesque Industry Update - The Maples group recently held its bi-annual elections for various management positions.|
Henry Smith will continue in the role of Global Managing Partner of Maples and Calder, a position he has held for four years. Alasdair Robertson, a member of the MaplesFS board for six years, will now serve as Chairman and Scott Somerville retains the role of Chief Executive Officer of MaplesFS.
Ed Miller (Corporate), Alasdair Robertson (Finance), Jon Fowler (Funds), Aristos Galatopoulos (Litigation) and Justin Appleyard (Trusts) were each re-elected as Global Practice Group Leaders for the firm's major practice groups.
Similarly, the local office Managing Partners remain largely unchanged, with Arabella di Iorio (BVI), Paul Lumsden (Cayman Islands), Andrew Doyle (Dublin), Tahir Jawed (Dubai), Gareth Griffiths (Hong Kong) and James Burch (Singapore) each keeping their positions, and adding Paul Govier as Managing Partner for the firm's London office. Leading BVI lawyer, Michael Gagie, will take on the role as Head of BVI Global.
Henry Smith noted, "I am pleased to report that our elections returned a strong management team to all of our global offices and practice group leader positions. Our ability to offer legal, corporate, fiduciary and fund services across various offices is a particular strength and we continue to grow and develop, solidifying our global footprint and reputation as a leading international service provider."