Maples and Calder expands Irish operations in London

Business | Wed 6 Dec | Author – Business & Finance
Nigel Wilson, Corporate; Donna Ager, Asset Finance; Adam Donoghue, Investment Funds

The international law firm extends its Irish network to London, which will provide key partners with Irish transaction services in the UK.

The Maples and Calder team will be located in the same Aldersgate Street address as its existing offices in London. With issues such as Brexit, EU regulations and an expanding client base, the move comes in good time.

Managing Partner of Maples and Calder’s Dublin office Nicholas Butcher said: “This is an exciting development for our Dublin and London practices as well as for the international firm as a whole. It further extends our global Irish network and complements our existing Irish practices in the Cayman Islands and Hong Kong. It also demonstrates our commitment to London and UK-based clients and referrers and underscores our collaborative approach to advising clients alongside their existing UK advisers with respect to Brexit and other European advice needs.”

Paul Govier, London office Managing Partner, said: “I am delighted with this initiative. It will further enhance the close relationship between our BVI [British Virgin Islands], Cayman Islands and Irish teams as, for the first time, we will have all three jurisdictions represented under one roof in London. This is consistent with our long-standing approach of providing an integrated service to all clients of the international law firm and our affiliate, MaplesFS, regardless of jurisdiction. To have three Irish partners of such high calibre join us in London is only the start.”

MaplesFS offers specialised fiduciary and fund services globally and has a presence in 15 locations, including Dublin and London.

Two key company figures will now work permanently in London after being previously based in London – Donna Ager, head of company’s European aviation practice, and Adam Donoghue, Partner in the Investment Funds department. Also, international corporate lawyer Nigel Wilson has commenced as a partner with the firm.

Wilson said of his appointment, “It is a very exciting opportunity for me to join Maples and Calder. I look forward to working with all my new partners globally, not only to develop the Irish practice in London, but also to add to the firm’s international offering. Maples and Calder has a tremendous referral network and from London I will be ideally placed to build upon and add to that.”