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Overview

Specialist legal advice and support, given in a timely manner and from a team with real experience, can make a positive impact on the revenue that a business can generate from its sports, media or entertainment interests.

Our legal advice is provided by a team of lawyers situated in every major time zone. We can tell you when it might be advantageous to establish a British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Irish, Jersey or Luxembourg entity for the purpose of owning your interests and we can advise you how best to structure your licensing or distribution arrangements in different regions so as to maximise income from your assets. Our services include:

Sports Ventures

  • acquisition and ownership holding structures
  • funds for the purposes of investing in sports ventures including player funds
  • joint ventures both with respect to investment in the sports industry and between sports entities, the media and technology companies

Intellectual Property

  • intellectual property holding structures
  • licensing of intellectual property including with respect to brands and brand merchandising, sponsorship deals, naming rights, merchandising, multimedia and gaming products

Structured Finance

  • sports related financing for teams, clubs, leagues and associations by means of secured loan financing, credit facilities, bond issues, commercial paper and long term fixed rate debt facilities, including securitisation of future flow revenue (ticket sales, broadcasting rights and royalties) and stadium financing

Media

  • media right holding structures
  • broadcasting – domestic and international television, radio, internet broadcasting and mobile wireless agreements

Personality / Athlete Services

  • ownership of image and associated intellectual property rights
  • licensing of image and associated intellectual property rights including endorsements on a regional and global basis
  • trust structures for private wealth management

Our specialist skills and knowledge are strongly supported by the collective expertise of our Corporate, Funds & Investment Management, Finance, Intellectual Property and Trusts & Private Client groups.

 

Locations

Cayman Islands   |   British Virgin Islands
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Entity Formation and Management Services
Fiduciary Services
Fund Services
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Announcements

The Maples Group Given Top Tier Rankings by Chambers Global 2019

Chambers has released its 2019 Global guide to the world's leading law firms and the Maples Group has secured top spots for ten practice groups across six locations. The Maples Group continues to achieve high rankings in both the individual lawyer and practice group categories, with 64 lawyers recommended in this edition. 

 

 

15 Feb 2019

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Announcements

Maples Group Expands Cayman Islands Regulatory & Compliance Practice

The Maples Group is pleased to announce the recruitment of Hugo Lodge as a partner in its Regulatory & Compliance legal practice. 

12 Feb 2019

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Announcements

Introducing the Maples Group - A Brand Evolution

With effect from 28 January 2019, Maples and Calder and MaplesFS which comprises Maples Fiduciary and Maples Fund Services, have consolidated their offerings under a single brand, now called the Maples Group, bringing together their internationally recognised offerings. 

28 Jan 2019

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Deals

Maples and Calder Advises on First ADGM Investment Manager Authorisation with the CBI

Maples and Calder's Investment Management group has worked with AD Global Investors Limited ("ADGI") to successfully obtain Central Bank of Ireland ("CBI") authorisation for ADGI to act as an investment manager to Irish authorised Collective Investment Schemes.

21 Jan 2019

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Announcements

Maples Fiduciary Extends Service Offering to Jersey

Maples Fiduciary has announced that it has received a Trust Company Business Licence from the Jersey Financial Services Commission and has established an on-the-ground presence in Jersey.

07 Jan 2019

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Announcements

Maples and Calder Ranked as Top Irish Funds Legal Adviser

Leading international law firm, Maples and Calder ("Maples") has retained its position as the number one legal adviser to Irish-serviced funds for the sixth consecutive year by the Monterey Insight Report 2018.

17 Dec 2018

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