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Iain McMurdo

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Iain is a partner of Maples and Calder's Funds & Investment Management team in the Maples Group's Cayman Islands office. He is also global head of Private Equity specialising in the formation of private equity funds and advising on their resulting downstream transactions.  He also works extensively with hedge fund managers and their onshore counsel, advising on the structuring and ongoing maintenance of hedge funds.  Iain represents large financial institutions and investment managers, including well-known sponsors of private equity and hedge funds, as well as boutique and start-up investment managers.


Iain joined the Maples Group in 2008.  He was previously a partner at an international law firm in the Cayman Islands and, prior to that, worked for Freshfields in London, specialising in takeovers and mergers.  Who's Who Legal has ranked Iain as one of the 'Most Highly Regarded Individual Offshore Lawyers' in private funds and as a 'Thought Leader'.  He was also recognised as Who's Who Legal's 2015 Lawyer of the Year for Private Funds.  Iain has been featured in Latin Lawyer 250, and recognised as a leading lawyer in Legal 500, IFLR1000 and the Legal Media Group Guides to the World's Leading Lawyers.  He has also been ranked as a star individual by the Chambers and Partners Global Guide.


Iain is a member of the Cayman Islands Legal Practitioners Association.


Funds & Investment Management




1993 - Admitted as a solicitor in Scotland (not practising) 

2000 - Admitted as an attorney-at-law in the Cayman Islands


University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK (Hons)


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