Maples appointed Chris Capewell as head of its Cayman Islands Regulatory group. He will oversee the practice group’s operation and business development strategy.
Capewell has been an onshore tax lawyer, as well as an investment funds and corporate lawyer. He is also an advisor on FATCA, the OECD Common Reporting Standard and the OECD’s Base Erosion and Profit Shifting initiative.
Of Counsel Dave Sherwin will transition to the Regulatory group with immediate effect. In October, the group will also be joined by Martin Byers as a dedicated regulatory lawyer, supporting its BVI law practice.
Alasdair Robertson, global managing partner of the group’s law firm, said the growth of the Regulatory group comes in response to the rapidly evolving regulatory landscape.
“The restructuring of our Regulatory group offers our clients an even higher quality of service as we aim to bridge the gap between pure regulatory advice and transactional advice, which we see as being complementary rather than standalone specialist areas,” he said.