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Overview

The Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI), which comprises due diligence and reporting regimes such as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and Common Reporting Standard (CRS) introduces an information standard for the automatic exchange of financial information to combat tax evasion.  While this is a significant step toward a globally coordinated approach, it does introduce added complexity and an increased compliance burden.  The Maples Group is uniquely positioned to provide legal advice and administrative solutions to clients on all aspects of the AEOI, providing constructive and insightful advice and offering flexible and cost effective solutions to ensure clients meet the necessary requirements.  Our services include:

  • Advising on the laws of the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Ireland, Jersey and Luxembourg or assisting in relation to the potential application of FATCA and CRS, including entity classification, local and foreign tax authority registration and notification requirements, availability of reporting exemptions, self certification and due diligence requirements;
  • Drafting or reviewing language for incorporation into offering materials, constitutional and other documents, where relevant;
  • Drafting or reviewing self certification forms, sponsored entity agreements and delegation agreements;
  • Drafting or reviewing policies and procedures;
  • Registering a client with the IRS and obtaining a Global Intermediary Identification Number (GIIN), and/or registration, notification and liaison with local authorities, as applicable;
  • Classification, validation and remediation of pre-existing accounts;
  • Onboarding new accounts to ensure required data is captured, and obtaining forms and due diligence documentation for validation up front to facilitate compliance;
  • Preparation and filing of reports that are compliant with applicable legal requirements; and
  • Sponsoring entity services - taking responsibility for FATCA compliance on behalf of the client, including performing all initial and ongoing due diligence to identify any reportable accounts, GIIN registration and reporting where applicable.
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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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