Maples adds partners in HK, Cayman

Maples calder Quentin Cregan Nick Stern
Quentin Cregan (left) and Nick Stern

Maples Group has hired two partners to expand its global dispute resolution and insolvency practice. Nick Stern joined in the firm’s Hong Kong office while Quentin Cregan joined in the Cayman Islands.

Stern has moved from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Hong Kong, where he was a counsel for almost 12 years. He has more than 20 years’ experience working on multi-jurisdictional, insolvency and restructuring-related disputes. Stern’s arrival is expected to support the group’s international clients across Asia, particularly with an increase in restructuring and insolvency matters in the region.

Cregan was formerly a barrister at 8 New Square in London for seven years, where he specialised in commercial disputes, with a focus on intellectual property, technology, contract and commercial matters. He has also spent a number of years working in the Cayman Islands, and has experience in dealing with financial services-related crises and disputes.

Maples’ global dispute resolution and insolvency practice also recently promoted London-based lawyer, Christian La-Roda Thomas, to partner. Previously, he was an associate in the group’s Cayman Islands office.