Maples and Calder global head steps down


The global head of law firm Maples and Calder, Henry Smith, has stepped down after six years in the role.

He will be succeeded by Alasdair Robertson who has been appointed as global managing partner.

In addition to his new role, Robertson will continue to serve as MaplesFS chairman. Scott Somerville retains the role of chief executive officer of MaplesFS.

Smith said: "It has been a great honour and a privilege to be the global managing partner of Maples and Calder for the past six years. I am happy to say the firm has experienced impressive growth and success during that time, which is an enormous credit to all the very talented lawyers, professionals and staff in the firm and I would like to thank everyone for their hard work, dedication and support. 

"I extend my warmest congratulations to Alasdair on his appointment. He has done a terrific job in various roles within the firm and I am sure that the firm will continue to excel and reach new heights under Alasdair's stewardship."

Robertson added: "Henry has done a tremendous job as our global managing partner over the last six years and having had the privilege of serving on the global management committee with him for the last four years, I am honoured to have been asked to step into his shoes. 

“I look forward to the challenge, safe in the knowledge that we continue to have a very strong management team to serve the Maples group."

Maples and Calder, Henry Smith, Alasdair Robertson, Cayman

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