Maples and Calder
Maples and Calder continues to add staff in both its law firm and fiduciary business, Maples FS, although the latter grew faster last year than the former. The law firm added 14 to its headcount, while Maples FS grew by some 74 people.
Within the legal business Maples increased its qualified lawyer headcount by three but saw its fee-earner count drop by the same number, resulting in a net increase in lawyers of six. Partner numbers also rose by three, although no change in the number of female partners means women make up less than 20 per cent of Maples' partnership.
The firm made up 12 lawyers to its partnership in March last year, but saw the departure of Cayman partner Jan Golaszewski to Carey Olsen, Dublin-based Liam Carney to LK Shields, and Singapore head James Burch to Mourant Ozannes in the Cayman Islands.
Cayman remains Maples' largest jurisdiction by lawyer and partner headcount, but with 122 fee-earners Dublin is now larger on that metric.
The firm did not comment on its financial performance during the year and remains reticent about its equity partnership.
Maples said it had experienced growth in core jurisdictions and will continue to focus on the US market, as well as the economic expansion of Latin America and South-east Asia, including Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia, in 2015.
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