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Three Caymanians have successfully completed their articles of clerkship with Maples and Calder, Maples Group's law firm, and were recently admitted as attorneys-at-law.

Maples Group now has 2,000 staff

The Maples Group recently surpassed 2,000 employees in its offshore law firm and fiduciary and fund services.

Two Caymanian lawyers called to the Bar

Veta Rockett and Tara Thompson completed their articles of clerkship with Maples and Calder in September and were admitted as attorneys-at-law in the Cayman Islands by Justice Robert McMillan.

Maples and Calder welcomes Caymanian lawyer to team

Renee Lindo has successfully completed her articles of clerkship with law firm Maples and Calder.

Maples and Calder hosts two in-house blood drives

Following the success of the first mobile blood drive conducted by the Health Services Authority earlier this year, Maples and Calder partnered with the Cayman Islands Blood Bank to host two in-house mobile blood drives for their employees during the month of August.
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Maples and Calder launches legal service offering in Jersey

Maples and Calder said it now provides Jersey legal services in the corporate, finance and investment funds areas, as well as listing agent services for the listing of securities on the International Stock Exchange in the Channel Islands.

Maples and Calder announces new partners and of counsel

Offshore law firm Maples and Calder has appointed seven new partners and three of counsel in its global offices.
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Maples and Calder wins 2 M&A adviser awards

Offshore law firm Maples and Calder has been recognized for its Cayman Islands and Irish legal advice to Ocean Rig UDW and three of its subsidiaries on the restructuring of US$3.7 billion of financial indebtedness.
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Maples acts on aircraft securitization for Sapphire Aviation Finance

Maples and Calder advised Sapphire Aviation Finance I Limited, as issuer, and Avolon Aerospace Leasing Limited, as seller, on Cayman Islands and Irish law in connection with a US$768.4 million offering of aircraft asset-backed, fixed-rate secured notes.

Caymanian lawyer joins investment management firm in London

Caymanian lawyer Caroline Dell has taken a position as an in-house counsel with Man Group, an active investment management firm, in London after three secondments with the company.
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New Foundation Companies Law in force

The Cayman Islands Foundation Companies regime came into force on Oct. 19 following publication of the new law and regulations in the official gazettes.

Maples celebrates golden anniversary

From humble beginnings as a one-man show in the back of a Volkswagen camper van, the law firm of Maples and Calder has grown, over five decades, into a global industry leader, employing hundreds of people across 15 locations.

Local business in brief: Security Centre unveils new drone

The Security Centre Limited visited the annual ASIS conference in Dallas, Texas, last month and stood out with a new innovation. Security Centres International, the international branch of the Cayman Islands company, introduced a product line that included a blast protection system, a mobile video surveillance tower, and a new 3-D printed carbon fiber drone called the Aegis Unmanned Aerial Vehicle.

Armour Expo to feature legal experts

Cayman FinTech expert and Maples and Calder lawyer Abraham Thoppil, and IT, corporate governance and commercial transactions lawyer Duncan C. Card of Bennett Jones in Bermuda will be among the speakers at the cybersecurity Armour Expo 2017 on Sept. 28 at the Marriott Beach Resort.

Son of premier welcomed to Cayman legal community

Every row in Judge Charles Quin’s courtroom was filled Friday, when a boisterous crowd welcomed the newest member of Cayman’s legal community. Daegan McLaughlin, the elder son of Premier Alden McLaughlin, was called to the Bar and celebrated by a large group of family and friends.

Business in Brief: Honor for Maples and Calder partner

Maples and Calder partner Morven McMillan has been awarded a nomination in Legal Week’s Private Client Global Elite 2017. The list aims to highlight the premier trusts and private client lawyers around the world.

Senior courts staff member appointed

A Caymanian associate at law firm Maples and Calder, and former Crown counsel, has been appointed interim senior deputy clerk of courts and registrar of the Financial Services Court.

Business in brief: Local students learn from science and tech professionals

Pineau nominated for World Chambers Federation council; Commercial and property litigator joins HSM Group; New associate investment adviser at NCB Cayman

Changes proposed for Cayman Islands Trusts Law

The Cayman Islands government has released a bill amending the Cayman Islands Trusts Law to correct deficiencies and technical errors in the law.

Business in Brief: CIBC FirstCaribbean launches insurance agency

CIBC FirstCaribbean’s new home and auto insurance was officially launched at a client event at the Marriott resort last week.

Business in brief: Sandy Cram receives Community Impact Award

Sandy Cram, client relationship manager at HighWater, is this year’s recipient of the Deloitte Alumni Community Impact Award for her philanthropic work in support of Rotary Central, Leadership Cayman and Junior Achievement, among other projects.

John Gray students hone interview skills

Focusing on exuding professionalism, aptitude and motivation, Year 11 students at John Gray High School recently took part in mock interviews as part of the school’s Career Activities Week. The event was designed to inform students about the prospects available to them in the workforce and what it takes to be competitive in a global marketplace.

Business in brief: MUFG Investor Services appoints business development director

MUFG Investor Services, the global asset servicing arm of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, has appointed Mark Catalano as executive director, business development.

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JTC Cayman completes GAM acquisition; Tickets to be issued for business licensing offenses; Digicel makes Crisis Centre donation; Elian adds to commercial team; Corporate lawyer joins Carey Olsen

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Checklist clarifies licensing requirements; Harneys starts 2016 with three new partners

Pines celebrates Thanksgiving

The Pines Retirement Home in George Town celebrated American Thanksgiving.

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Mourant Ozannes responds to jump in fund registrations; KRyS Global expands to the UK; Maples and Calder earns SOC2 accreditation; Drake Consulting obtains preferred provider status; Cayman students kept Walkers busy in summer; Chamber of Commerce hosts marketing workshop

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UBS, Walkers sponsor Ladies in Trusts event; Maples expands global private client services offering; DMS hosts Offshore Investment Funds Summit; and Hurst promotes Cayman at overseas real estate symposium

Law Society's first Rugby World Cup to kick off

In Cayman’s first appearance in the Lawyers Rugby World Cup, 25 lawyers and law students will compete against eight law societies from around the world this week.

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KeyTech Ltd. and CellOne to combine operations; The Security Centre Ltd. celebrates new office opening; Cayman Finance’s student program a success; Harneys opens Bermuda office; Maples and Calder grants scholarships to six Caymanians; Caymanian seconded to Intertrust Hong Kong

Solomon is a pioneer flag bearer

The men’s flag football scene has evolved considerably since the game was first played in Cayman in the late ‘90s, and one of the few to be involved in it throughout is Kevin Solomon.

Keast is not slowing down at 40

This is the busiest time of the year for runners, with the Cayman Marathon approaching in December. Yet at the start of this year, Andrew Keast was bursting with so much energy, he ran seven 26.2-mile races in as many months.

Cambridge Footlights come to Cayman

For the first time, the Cambridge Footlights International Tour is including the Cayman Islands on its schedule, and if the reviews are anything to go by, you won't want to miss it.

Donors of Caribbean descent sought for bone marrow registry

For many patients suffering from blood cancers and other blood diseases, a bone marrow transplant is the only cure. But for patients of Caribbean descent, that cure is often out of reach.

Cummings never stops tri-ing

Triathlon organizers used to boast that their sport is the fastest growing in the world. That may indeed be case in the Cayman Islands as every other athlete seems to be lured into the swim, bike and run event. Daniel Cummings is a typical new convert.

Gall always makes a splash for Dolphins

Fabio Gall is small and fast, which when playing flag football are two huge assets. Gall is elusive, and as he is just 5-feet 6-inches tall, can whizz around lumbering opponents literally twice his size.

'Heroes' raise nearly $300K for child cancer research

Almost 100 people made the bold choice to go bald on Friday night at the third annual Heroes for Hannah shave event in support of childhood cancer research.

Scotland steps down from CIFA

Former Sports Minister Mark Scotland has become the latest member of the Cayman Islands Football Association executive to step down from his role.

Five YCLA finalists chosen

The Young Caymanian Leaders Foundation on Friday named three women and two men as finalists for the top spot in 2015’s annual awards contest, choosing among musicians, health professionals and finance experts.

Maples continues CIFA funding, confirms Blake resignation

Law firm Maples and Calder will continue its sponsorship of grass roots football in the Cayman Islands despite recent controversies surrounding the game’s local governing body.

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West Ham coaches to host football camps

Aspiring footballers will soon get expert instruction from Premier League coaches.

Island Games teams announced

Cayman announces its Island Games teams to compete in Jersey from June 27 to July 3.

Walkers re-enters professional services business, opens Bermuda office

Walkers law firm will enter once again the corporate and fiduciary services business with the launch of Walkers Professional Services in mid-June.

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Maritime services zone for Cayman

Government has approved a designated special economic zone for maritime services companies.

Two students chosen as UWC scholars

Gabriella Castillo and Haley Willkom are Cayman’s newest Caymanian scholars to be selected by the Global United World Colleges.

Handbook informs how to make small claims

A handbook that explains in detail how to file a small claims grievance in court is now available free of charge to the public.

Inquest mirrors previous 'open' verdict in hanging death

A seven-member jury on Monday afternoon delivered an open verdict in the 2012 death of Lija Godenzi, leaving unanswered questions about the apparent hanging and subsequent investigation.

Court rejects voluntary liquidation for Caledonian

The Grand Court has rejected an attempt by the shareholder of Caledonian to put the bank into voluntary liquidation.

Cayman chosen for football dispute court

Two football federations covering the Americas have selected Cayman for the site of a new sports arbitration court.

United World Colleges seeks scholars

The United World Colleges local committee is seeking applicants to begin academic scholarships this year.

Jude Scott named new Cayman Finance CEO

Jude Scott succeeds Gonzalo Jalles, who stepped down in November as CEO of the association that represents Cayman’s financial services.

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Jingle Bell Run limbers up

The charity fun run of the year will bring plenty of Christmas cheer.

Hedge Funds Care helps fight child abuse

For the 10th year, members of Cayman’s hedge fund and financial services communities will show their generosity at the “Open Your Heart for Children Benefit” on Nov. 29 at the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman.

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New attorney called to Bar

Called to the bar last week, Kanika Green brings a wealth of experience in the legal and financial sectors.

Five young leaders chosen for awards

Five finalists for the 13th Young Caymanian Leadership Award have been chosen by the Young Caymanian Leaders Foundation.

Progress widespread on the pitch

The Cayman Islands Football Association presented an encouraging progress report to the local clubs at its annual congress at the Westin resort.

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Hedge fund women help Crisis Centre

The 100 Women in Hedge Funds organisation has raised over US$26,000 for the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre to assist Cayman's vulnerable women and children

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Grassroots appeal to 500 kids

The Grassroots Football Programme has just ended and was a notable success.

Cayman hopes to leap over Trinidad

Based on their performances so far, local riders are set for more success in Trinidad.

Talented students to get global exposure

Two Caymanian students will travel to Italy and New Mexico in September to begin academic scholarships with the United World Colleges movement.

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Cayman girls ready to leap over regional opposition

Cayman’s equestrian community will be looking to impress by leaps and bounds.

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