Our regulatory lawyers and professionals have assisted some of the world's largest financial institutions in establishing a presence in multiple jurisdictions, and in fostering their relationship with regulators, tax and enforcement authorities.  Through our presence on a range of industry associations and working groups in the development of financial service law and policy, and our established relationship with regulatory agencies, we can readily draw on this experience to offer prompt, pointed and clear advice to help our clients determine how best to maintain compliance.
With a depth of experience across all regulated sectors, our regulatory financial services advisory team is positioned to address your needs and sensitivities.

Anti-money Laundering & Counter-terrorism Financing Compliance

The Maples Group provides the following legal services with regard to anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing compliance:

  • Advising on the maintenance or delegation of Anti-money Laundering (AML) / Counter-terrorism Financing (CTF) procedures
  • Development and assessment of AML / CTF and risk management systems
  • Advising on suspicious activity reporting and reliance on relevant third party obligations
  • Conduct of mock regulatory and AML / CTF inspections
  • Provision of advanced AML / CTF training for compliance and reporting officers
  • Know Your Customer (KYC) due diligence and customer due diligence best practices
  • KYC information verification and screening services
  • Management of fraud and forensic inquiries and investigations
  • Conduct of money laundering and fraud proceedings 
  • Provision of expert evidence on AML / CTF and regulatory obligations under British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Irish and Luxembourg law

For more information on the Maples Group's AML and CTF services, please click here.

Automatic Exchange of Information

The Maples Group provides the following legal services in relation to automatic and ad hoc exchange of information obligations:

  • Advising on all aspects of the FATCA and the OECD Standard for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information – Common Reporting Standard (CRS) due diligence and reporting regimes
  • Advising in relation to obligations under the (BEPS) Country by Country Reporting and Economic Substance regimes
  • Advising and assisting with ad hoc requests for information production by the competent authorities pursuant to bilateral agreements under the relevant laws
  • Assisting with enforcement matters

For more information on the Maples Group's AEOI and related services, please click here

Regulatory Advice

The Maples Group provides regulatory legal advice, including:

  • Application of licensing laws, including assistance with licence applications, exemptions, amendments and surrenders
  • Assistance with regulatory reporting for M&A and reorganisations
  • Drafting client mandates, account opening forms, subscription and service level agreements
  • Assisting with foreign and local disclosure requests 
  • Advising on duties of confidentiality
  • Advice with regard to data protection regulation
  • Advice on anti-corruption and sanctions obligations
  • Advising on conduct of business and potential registration / licensing implications
  • Advising in relation to the extraterritorial effect of foreign legislation
  • Assisting with beneficial ownership regime requirements
  • Advising on reporting obligations falling under the Cayman Islands licensing laws
  • Advising in relation to the regulation of Crypto and Fintech offerings 

Regulatory Enforcement

The Maples Group provides legal services for regulatory enforcement, including:

  • Advice and assistance in relation to onsite or offsite inspections
  • Advice on potential exposure / implications in the case of an investigation
  • Liaising with regulatory authorities in relation to directives and administrative fines
  • Defending enforcement / assessment actions, judicial reviews and court appeals
  • Negotiating settlement agreements


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Maples Group Expands Leading Regulatory Expertise

In response to the increased volume of local and global regulatory laws, Maples and Calder, the Maples Group's law firm, is pleased to announce the recent expansion of its global Regulatory group.  

26 Sep 2019

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Three Maples Partners Named Among "50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds"

Three partners from Maples and Calder, the Maples Group's law firm, were honoured: Gwyneth Rees, Harjit Kaur and Heidi de Vries.

25 Sep 2019

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Maples Associate a "Rising Star" in Trusts & Private Client Industry

 Legal Week has identified Cayman Islands Trusts & Private Client lawyer, Maxine Bodden, as a "Rising Star" in its Private Client Global Elite Directory 2019. 

24 Sep 2019

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Maples Group Supports First US CLO Employing a Cayman Islands LLC

The $US 501 million deal was hugely novel as it was the first ever US CLO transaction to employ a Cayman Islands LLC as its issuer. 

09 Sep 2019

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Maples Group Expands Shipping Expertise with Strategic Hires in Asia

The Maples Group is pleased to announce the expansion of its global Shipping team with the appointments of a number of strategic hires in Asia.


29 Aug 2019

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Maples Group Jersey Expands to New Office Location

The Maples Group is pleased to announce that due to the growth of its business in Jersey, it has relocated its offices.

21 Aug 2019

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