21 November 2019

Maples caps a memorable year with 2000th employee

Alasdair Robertson

The Maples Group celebrates the 2000 employee milestone in a year marked by change and rebranding.

The Maples Group, a service provider offering clients a range of legal, fiduciary, fund, regulatory and compliance, and entity formation and management services, has marked a new milestone in its more than 50 year history, with the addition of its two thousandth member of staff.

Memorable year

Reaching the 2000 employee milestone, the group says, is a testament to how it continues to evolve. Alasdair Robertson, global managing partner of Maples and Calder, the group's law firm, commented “2019 has certainly been a memorable year for us. In addition to reaching this milestone, opening our Shanghai and Jersey offices following the successful launch of our Luxembourg legal practice, we also rolled out a complex rebrand.” In January 2019, Maples and Calder and MaplesFS consolidated their offerings under a single brand, now called the Maples Group, bringing together their internationally recognised services to address demand from clients for a complete and seamless service unique to the industry. Speaking to the rebrand, he added, “This rebrand reflects our clients' desire to use us across multiple business lines and time zones with the assurance of a seamless service. Otherwise, there has been no change in the management or ownership structure and we continue to be one of the largest independently owned organisations of our kind.”

Momentous occasion

Over the last twelve months, the Maples Group has opened new offices in Abu Dhabi, Bermuda, China, Jersey and Luxembourg, and currently employs 76 nationalities globally. “We thank all of our clients and colleagues around the globe for helping us to achieve this momentous occasion. As the Group continues to expand, we are always looking for new talent to join our global teams," said Scott Somerville, ceo of MaplesFS, the fiduciary, fund, entity formation and management, and regulatory services businesses of the Maples Group. “We recognise that our people are our greatest assets and we are committed to providing the resources and support necessary to ensure both personal and professional fulfillment.  We expect to continue to experience significant growth across many of the markets in which we operate and are excited to see our global offering continue to expand as our clients' needs evolve.”