Maples and Calder creates 75 new jobs in Dublin

19 Jun 2012

International corporate and finance law firm Maples and Calder is to create 75 new jobs in Dublin in the coming three years as part of an IDA Ireland-supported investment. The company has generated 175 jobs in the city in the last five years.

In 2006, Maples established an operation in Dublin, offering a full-service legal practice advising both Irish and international clients, in addition to providing specialised fiduciary, accounting and administration services to finance vehicles and funds, through its affiliate MapleFS. The organisation now employs 175 people across the two divisions.

The Maples group comprises Maples and Calder, an international corporate and finance law firm, and MaplesFS, an independent provider of specialised fiduciary and fund services.

Clients include many of the world’s foremost corporates, banks and financial institutions, as well as private equity funds and growth companies in the tech field. Founded more than 50 years ago, Maples and Calder has grown to become a market-leading international corporate and finance firm.

“We continue to expand our business in Dublin to better serve our clients here as well as international clients who are carrying on business in and through Ireland,” managing partner of Maples and Calder in Dublin, Andrew Doyle, explained.

“Our growth has been driven by the calibre of the people who have joined Maples in Dublin over the course of the last five years.”

International financial services

“International financial services is a key target sector of Government as part of our plan for jobs and growth, and the Taoiseach has set the target of creating an additional 10,000 jobs in the sector by 2016,” the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton explained.

“Today’s announcement that this world-leading financial and legal services provider, which only came to Ireland in 2006, is expanding its workforce with the creation of 75 jobs, is great news. The success of the Maples Group in Ireland demonstrates the potential for future growth in this sector, and through continued implementation of the Action Plan for Jobs we are determined to build on this and create the jobs we need.”

IDA Ireland CEO Barry O’Leary explained that the strength and depth of industries such as aircraft finance and investment funds in Ireland is a major attraction for leading corporate and financial services firms such as Maples.

“As the IFSC has gained critical mass as a global financial hub, international law firms, such as Maples, have been attracted to locate in Dublin both to service existing clients and to win incremental business,” O’Leary said.

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John Kennedy
By John Kennedy

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years. His interests include all things technological, music, movies, reading, history, gaming and losing the occasional game of poker.

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