Ramesh Maharaj

Ramesh Maharaj

'A very good operator who works well with clients'


I'm a Partner in our Cayman Islands office, specializing in private equity, non-contentious restructuring and corporate finance transactions.

I advise on corporate transactions relating to Cayman Islands entities (companies, partnerships, LLCs), such as take-overs/take-private, mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, shareholder/investor arrangements, injection of capital, return of funds to investors and IPOs.

In my non-contentious or consensual restructuring practice, I advise upon the myriad of options from the Cayman Islands restructuring toolkit, including: debt to equity swaps, golden share rights, participations, warrants, options, redemptions, repurchases, surrenders, contributions, amalgamations, de-mergers and anything else relevant to achieve the intended goal.

On finance and security transactions, I advise upon the granting of valid security, perfection, enforcement of security, repo transactions, swap transactions and Cayman Islands legal opinions.

I have been a practising Cayman Islands attorney since May 2007, and prior to then was a corporate finance and M&A lawyer in the City of London, UK for Denton Wilde Sapte (now Dentons) and Hogan & Hartson (now Hogan Lovells).

Professional qualifications

  • Admitted in the Cayman Islands
  • Admitted in England & Wales (currently non-practising)
  • Admitted in New York (currently non-practising)
  • Admitted in Trinidad & Tobago (currently non-practising)
  • Law Degree with Honours, University of Durham, England
  • Post-Graduate Training for Bar Vocational Course, Inns of Court School of Law

What the directories say

Chambers Global 2019 state that Ramesh is a "very good operator who works well with clients." One client highlighted: "He doesn't miss things and tells you everything you need to know." 

Ramesh is listed by Legal 500 2019 as a leading individual.