Four aboard for offshore legal firm

Maples and Calder drafts four new lawyers to its HK office.

Maples and Calder has added four lawyers to its Hong Kong office as part of a growth push that is transforming the firm from a Cayman legal adviser to a comprehensive offshore outfit. In just the last year it has added the British Virgin Islands and Jersey to its offshore capabilities, and these new arrivals take the office headcount to 17 fee-earners.

Barry Mitchell transfers from the Road Town office and will head up the firm's BVI practice in Asia. Jos Briggs, a corporate specialist, joins from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Singapore, Vivian Loke, a securitization and structured finance specialist, joins from Simmons Simmons, and Alex Last, a hedge fund specialist,...

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