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Wanda Ebanks

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OVERVIEW

Wanda is a partner of Maples and Calder's Finance team in the Maples Group's Cayman Islands office.  She specialises in repackagings and structured finance transactions. Her area of practice also includes general corporate and commercial matters, with particular emphasis on local licencing and registration.  Wanda also has experience in ship and aircraft finance and registration, licensing and equity formation, as well as local immigration, employment, trade and business and special economic zone registrations.  She has experience working with export credit agencies in Europe and Latin America, and with airlines globally in the set-up and operation of Cayman Islands special purpose vehicles to participate in the acquisition, finance and leasing of aircraft.

BACKGROUND

Wanda joined the Maples Group in 1998 and was elected as a partner in 2008.  She previously worked for a law firm in the Cayman Islands, and before that, was Deputy Clerk of the Grand Cayman Court and Registrar of the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal.  Wanda has been a recognised lawyer in Who's Who Legal, the Legal 500 and IFLR1000.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Member of the Cayman Islands Legal Practitioners Association (CILPA)

Member of transitionary counsel of the Cayman Islands Bar Association

Member of the board of directors of Cayman HospiceCare Ltd. (trading as Jasmine)

Former member of The Central Tenders Committee

Former member of the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority

 

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Finance

BAR ADMISSIONS

1992 - Admitted as an attorney-at-law in the Cayman Islands

2009 - Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales (not practising)

EDUCATION

University of Liverpool, UK, LLB

University of London, UK, Commercial Law, LLM

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