Maples and Calder, the law firm of the Maples Group, announced that Caroline Heal has joined the firm as a fund and investment management partner in its Cayman Islands office.
Ms. Heal brings extensive experience in structuring, training and operating offshore hedge funds, private equity funds and investment fund platforms. She advises a wide range of asset managers and financial institutions and has been recognized for her expertise by The Legal 500.
Caroline will work closely with lawyers and professionals from the firm’s global practices in the British Virgin Islands, Dubai, Ireland, London, Luxembourg, Jersey, Hong Kong and Singapore to serve her multinational clientele.
The company’s fund and investment management practice is the largest in the jurisdiction and has grown steadily over the past year with the addition of 10 new partners, two of whom were previously interns from the company. In addition to these new hires, the company also promoted Stephen Watler and Lee Davis to Funds & Investment Management Partners earlier this year.
Michael Richardson, Head of Cayman Islands Fund and Investment Management Practice, said, “I am delighted to welcome Caroline to the Maples Group. Our fund and investment management team has grown significantly over the past year due to increasing demand for our services from global hedge fund and private equity clients. The team also managed a record number of incorporations and registrations for the jurisdiction while navigating regulatory and compliance requirements. Caroline’s addition demonstrates our commitment to providing the highest level of client service to our international clients from a trusted team of experienced lawyers who have in-depth technical, industry and jurisdictional knowledge. “
Commenting on her appointment, Caroline said: “I am delighted to join the distinguished fund and investment management practice of the Maples Group and look forward to working with the team alongside leading industry lawyers, professionals and clients. “.