Offshore law firm closes Cayman Islands office

| 15/09/2009

(Lawyer):  Offshore services firm MaitlandGrouphas ­abandoned plans to become a player in the offshore legal world, closing its Cayman Islands office a year after launching in the jurisdiction. Maitland traditionally operated as an offshore trusts services company, but in June 2008 opened in Cayman in an effort to break into the offshore legal world. The firm poached litigation partner Sara Collins from Walkers to spearhead its push into Cayman, but the chair of the CI Human Rights Committee has reportedly moved to rival Conyers Dill & Pearman.

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