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Maples and Calder Appoints New Hong Kong Office Joint Managing Partner

14 Dec 2010

International law firm Maples and Calder today announced that Gareth Griffiths has joined its Hong Kong office as Joint Managing Partner.  Previously Managing Partner of Maples and Calder in the Cayman Islands, Gareth’s areas of expertise include investment funds and all aspects of corporate work, including joint ventures, IPOs and mergers and acquisitions.

Gareth will work closely with current Hong Kong Joint Managing Partner, Christine Chang, to develop the firm’s Asia Pacific practice.  Christine said, “I am delighted to welcome Gareth to our Hong Kong office. The Hong Kong office has gone from strength to strength in recent months and Gareth’s appointment reflects the growing importance of the Asia Pacific region to Maples and Calder.”

Previous Joint Managing Partner Spencer Privett will take up the position of Chairman of the Asia Pacific division of Maples Fund Services, a leading independent global fund services provider.  Spencer will also continue in his role as head of the investment funds group in Maples and Calder's Hong Kong office. Scott Somerville, CEO of MaplesFS said, “We are very excited to welcome Spencer as the Chairman of the Asia Pacific division of Maples Fund Services.

We have committed significant resources to Maples Fund Services over the past 18 months, building out a global operational infrastructure and technology platform. Spencer’s new position highlights our commitment to the continuation of this process and we expect to see a number of exciting developments across the business in the coming months.”

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