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Chris Newton

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Chris is a partner of Maples and Calder's Finance, Corporate and Dispute Resolution & Insolvency teams in the Maples Group's British Virgin Islands office.  He has a broad corporate and finance practice with particular expertise in restructuring as well as acquisition, asset, project and real estate finance, advising financial institutions, sponsors, investors and borrowers. Chris has substantial experience advising in distressed credit situations including both consensual work outs and contentious enforcements.

In addition to his finance practice, Chris advises on debt capital markets transactions and plays an active role in the public equity group, advising companies listing on the North American exchanges as well as bidders and targets in acquisitions. Chris regularly advises a number of key clients around the ongoing requirements of public companies.

Chris' clients include high profile Canadian, Chinese, UK and US financial institutions, investment funds and corporates.


Chris joined the Maples Group in 2016. Prior to joining, he was with an international law firm in the British Virgin Islands.  Before moving to the British Virgin Islands in 2012, Chris was a member of the Banking and Corporate Recovery team at Travers Smith in London, where he also trained. Chris is ranked in the Legal 500, Chambers Global and IFLR1000.




Dispute Resolution & Insolvency


2008 – Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales (not practising)

2012 – Admitted as a solicitor of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (British Virgin Islands)


New College, University of Oxford, 2004


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