Jude Scott has joined Maples and Calder as the international law firm’s global chief executive officer.
Mr. Scott will join the management team of Maples and Calder and in the newly created role work closely with the Global Management Committee, the global managing partner and managing partners to lead the strategic growth of the firm, Maples confirmed.
Although Mr. Scott will not have responsibility for MaplesFS, the fiduciary and fund service affiliate of Maples and Calder that was formerly known as Maples Finance, “his role necessitates that a close working relationship will be maintained with MaplesFS’s leadership team”, the firm said.
“This is an exciting development for our firm and we are pleased to have such a highly qualified individual join us as CEO,” said Cayman managing partner, Paul Lumsden. “Jude is well respected in the local community and internationally, having served on various Cayman Islands Government and private sector committees, including the Cayman Islands Society of Professional Accountants, the Cayman Islands Financial Services Council, the Education Council, the Insolvency
Rules Committee and the Stock Exchange.” Mr. Scott was previously an audit partner with Ernst & Young in the Cayman Islands, specialising in the audits of investment funds, investment companies, banks and insurance companies. After 23 years with the firm he retired in 2008.
Mr. Scott is serving as the chairman of Cayman Airways and on the Ministerial Council for Tourism and Development.
As his global responsibilities for Maples and Calder will be demanding, “Mr. Scott has been reviewing his various obligations and will be making decisions as and when appropriate to ensure effective transitions,” Maples and Calder said.
Global managing partner, Henry Smith noted, “As Maples and Calder continues to be distinguished as a top tier law firm, Jude’s level of experience and highly regarded reputation will further enhance the firm’s ability to provide outstanding service to our clients. Jude’s contributions to this country have been very impressive and we are honoured that a person of his calibre has agreed to join our firm,” he added.
“His appointment reflects the intention of the firm to maintain its excellence as the premier international law firm”.
Only in December 2009, Maples and Calder introduced a new global management structure to the reflect the firm’s growing global reach and increasingly complex cross-border business.
This entailed the creation of a new Global Management Committee charged with overseeing the coordination of the Maples Group and developing its global strategy.
Maples and Calder advises clients worldwide on the laws of the Cayman Islands, Ireland and the British Virgin Islands. The firm maintains offices in Cayman, Dublin, London, Dubai, Hong Kong Group and BVI.
Mr. Scott will be based in the firm’s Cayman office.