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Patrick Head

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OVERVIEW

Patrick is a partner of Maples and Calder's Regulatory & Financial Services team in the Maples Group's Cayman Islands office.  Having previously been a partner of Maples and Calder's Funds & Investment Management team for a number of years, Patrick specialises in investment funds and has worked extensively with well-known sponsors of private equity and hedge funds, as well as start-up managers and their onshore counsel, advising on all aspects of the formation, operation and regulation of Cayman Islands investment funds.  Patrick has extensive knowledge of FATCA and the OECD Common Reporting Standard being a leading member of the global team advising clients on the impact of FATCA and CRS since their implementation.  Patrick also has experience in fund financing arrangements and listings on worldwide exchanges.

BACKGROUND

Patrick joined the Maples group in 2012 and was elected as a partner in 2015.  He previously worked for another international law firm in the Cayman Islands and, before that, advised on a wide range of domestic and cross-border leveraged finance transactions in the banking team of Burges Salmon LLP in England.  Patrick began his legal career in the corporate and commercial team of Duncan Cotterill in New Zealand.  Patrick has been recommended in Chambers Global.  

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

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

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Regulatory & Financial Services Advisory

Funds & Investment Management

Corporate

AEOI - FATCA & CRS

Anti-Money Laundering Services

BAR ADMISSIONS

1999 - Admitted as a barrister and solicitor in New Zealand (not practising)

2003 - Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales (not practising)

2007 - Admitted as an attorney-at-law in the Cayman Islands

EDUCATION

University of Canterbury, New Zealand, LLB

University of Canterbury, New Zealand, BComm (Economics)

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