Mr. Macdonald is global head of Maples and Calder’s Finance team and is based in the Maples Group’s Cayman Islands office. Joining the firm in 2005, Mr. Macdonald’s dedication and expertise led to his election as a partner in 2012.
With a distinguished career, Mr. Macdonald has gained valuable experience from renowned institutions. Prior to his role at Maples and Calder, he contributed his skills to Deutsche Bank in the Cayman Islands, Hogan Lovells LLP in London, Tite & Lewis (part of Ernst & Young) in London, and Morton Fraser in Edinburgh.
Recognized for his extensive experience, Mr. Macdonald has been acknowledged by IFLR1000 as a leading lawyer, a ‘Leading Individual’ by Legal 500 and ranked by Chambers Global. Before embarking on his legal journey, he served as a police officer with the Northumbria Police Force in the UK.
Mr. Macdonald holds a combination of qualifications, including BAcc (Hons) in Finance and LLB degrees, along with the Legal Practice Diploma from the University of Dundee. He was admitted as (i) a solicitor in Scotland in 2001 (not practising); (ii) a solicitor in England and Wales in 2002 (not practising); and (iii) as an attorney-at-law in the Cayman Islands in 2005.
Mr. Macdonald is a proud member of the Cayman Islands Legal Practitioners Association and the Law Society of England and Wales. His multifaceted background and commitment to excellence make him a respected figure within the legal landscape.