Announcements COVID-19: Working Together to Protect Us All
30 Jul 2020
Further to our earlier update on how the Maples Group is responding to COVID-191, we continue to follow all advice and guidelines issued from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and local governments to protect our personnel, our clients and the members of the communities where we operate.
An updated summary of the preventative measures and steps that we are taking to keep our people safe and maintain our usual high standard of client service is detailed below. These measures are being reviewed on a continual basis.
If you have more specific enquiries relating to your business, please speak with your usual Maples Group contact.
Maintaining Client Service
All of our lawyers and professionals continue to have the necessary capabilities to enable them to effectively work remotely, with secure access to relevant internal platforms, as required.
Currently most of our global teams are working remotely however some of our teams have started to return to the office in countries where the government advice and regulations allow them to do so. We anticipate that we will operate a blended working environment across many of our locations for the foreseeable future.
International Business and Personal Travel
Our travel suspension in relation to all global business travel remains in place until further notice.
Furthermore, we have revised our global policy in relation to personal travel for any team members attending the office at this time.
Meetings and Events
We have made the decision to cancel all upcoming in-person meetings and events. Many of our meetings, seminars and events are being run virtually.
Our current guidance also restricts Maples Group personnel attending client or industry meetings, events or gatherings of any size.
Maples Group Offices
While our offices remain open, we are currently requesting that clients and vendors do not attend any of our offices at this time. We are happy to discuss alternative virtual meeting and / or delivery and collection options.
1 COVID-19: What is Maples Group doing?
Maples and Calder, the Maples Group's law firm, was pleased to advise a buyer consortium, comprising Mr. Jinbo Yao (founder of 58.com Inc.), General Atlantic Service Company, L.P., Warburg Pincus Asia LLC and Ocean Link Asia Limited, on the take-private of 58.com Inc., a Cayman Islands company previously listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).Read more
14 Oct 2020
Maples and Calder, the Maples Group's law firm, is pleased to announce that it has been recognised once again at the IFLR Middle East Awards. The awards, which took place virtually this year, acknowledged the most influential corporate finance deals over the past 12 months.Read more
14 Oct 2020
Maples and Calder, the Maples Group's law firm, named the "Best Offshore Law Firm" at the Private Equity Wire US Awards 2020.Read more
12 Oct 2020
Maples and Calder, the Maples Group's law firm, was honoured to have been recognised at the annual Asia Legal Awards and the long-running ALB China Law Awards last month, winning a combined six awards and sweeping the offshore category at both events. This is the firm's third and seventh consecutive year winning "Offshore Law Firm of the Year" at the Asia Legal Awards and ALB China Law Awards respectively.Read more
09 Oct 2020
Maples and Calder, the Maples Group's law firm, advised Delta Air Lines and its indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary, SkyMiles IP Ltd., on the Cayman Islands legal aspects of both its recent US$3 billion term loan facility and its US$6 billion offering of senior secured notes.Read more
01 Oct 2020
Maples and Calder, the Maples Group’s law firm, was pleased to advise the 10.5% noteholder of the Seven Energy Group in relation to the 2019 Seven Energy debt restructuring. A complex and noteworthy matter, the transaction received recognition at the IFLR Sub-Saharan Africa Awards, winning Restructuring Deal of the Year 2020.Read more
14 Sep 2020