Overview

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

Locations

British Virgin Islands   |   Cayman Islands   |   Dublin   |   Jersey   |   Luxembourg
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Announcements

Maples Group Appoints Edwin Parker as Director of Business Development in Europe

The Maples Group has announced the appointment of Edwin Parker as Director of Business Development for the fund services business in Europe.

16 May 2019

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Maples Group Welcomes British Virgin Islands Commercial Court Appointments

Mr. Gerhard H. A. Wallbank and Mr. Adrian Jack were appointed as High Court Judges of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court Commercial Division in the British Virgin Islands.

10 May 2019

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The Maples Group's global Asset Finance team has been recognised at the 2019 Airfinance Journal Awards for its involvement in four award-winning Deals of the Year.

03 May 2019

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Maples Group Adds Two Independent Director Hires to Fiduciary Services Business

The Maples Group has continued its recent wave of expansion with the appointment of two highly experienced professionals to its global team. Benoit (Ben) Sansoucy and Colin Nestor will both serve as independent directors, based in the Cayman Islands, providing specialist fiduciary services to a broad range of alternative investment vehicles.

10 Apr 2019

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Maples Group Advises Vista Del Mar Development Ltd.

Maples Group's legal services team successfully defend an appeal brought before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. 

08 Apr 2019

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Maples Group Advises On Largest Tech Acquisition Deal in UAE

The Maples Group is advising Careem Inc. ("Careem") on the sale of substantially all of its business to a subsidiary of Uber Technologies, Inc. ("Uber") for consideration totalling approximately US$ 3.1 billion comprising a mixture of cash and notes convertible into shares of Uber.  

08 Apr 2019

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