Overview

The European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) is designed to improve transparency, mitigate counterparty credit risk and increase the stability of the over-the-counter (OTC) derivative markets throughout the EU.  EMIR applies to financial and non-financial counterparties to derivatives contracts in the EU, as well as to those trading outside the EU under certain circumstances.

The Maples Group provides both legal and operational support to fund managers in meeting the ongoing obligations of EMIR which introduces reporting and clearing obligations for OTC derivatives, measures for reducing counterparty credit risk and operational risk, rules for central counterparties (CCPs) and trade repositories and for establishing interoperability between CCPs.  Our services include:

  • Advising on the on the laws of the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Ireland, Jersey and Luxembourg or assisting in relation to the potential application of EMIR;
  • Reviewing investment management agreements and trading agreements to ensure responsibility is properly assigned for obligations introduced by EMIR;
  • Operations and technology solutions that maintain the relevant trade, position and collateral data and integrate with trade repositories and perform the requisite reporting and reconciliations required under EMIR.

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Boston   |   Cayman Islands   |   Dubai   |   Dublin   |   Hong Kong   |   Luxembourg   |   Montreal   |   Singapore
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Announcements

Maples Group Enhances Offering with Irish Owner Trustee Services for Aircraft Assets

As Aviation industry participants become familiar with the use of trusts and aircraft trading volumes continue to grow, the use of owner trust structures in Aviation deals is expected to become increasingly prevalent.

24 Nov 2020

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Maples Group Maintains Top Tier Rankings in 2021 Legal 500 Caribbean Guide

Maples and Calder, the Maples Group's law firm, is proud to announce that it has once again achieved top-tier rankings in The Legal 500 Caribbean 2021 Guide, further demonstrating its leading position in the region. 

17 Nov 2020

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Deals

Maples Group Supports E-Scooter Producer Ninebot in First-Ever Listing of CDRs on China's STAR Market

The Maples Group was pleased to support Ninebot Limited ("Ninebot") on the first-ever listing of Chinese Depositary Receipts ("CDRs") on the Shanghai Stock Exchange Science and Technology Innovation Board ("STAR Market"). The offering, which closed on 29 October 2020, was a listing of 70.4 million CDRs that raised approximately RMB 1.33 billion.

29 Oct 2020

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Deals

Maples Advises on Baidu's US$950 million Bond

Maples and Calder, the Maples Group's law firm, was pleased to act as Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands counsel to Baidu, Inc. (the "Issuer") on its issue of an aggregate of US$650million 1.720% notes due 2026 and US$300million 2.375% notes due 2030, which closed on 9 October 2020. 

29 Oct 2020

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Maples Group Appoints Claire Morrissey to Lead Data, Commercial & Technology Practice

The Maples Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Claire Morrissey to its growing Irish office.  

28 Oct 2020

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Maples Advises Apache Capital Partners on Sale of International Firm's HQ in Jersey

 Maples and Calder, the Maples Group's law firm was delighted to once again act as lead Jersey counsel for Apache Capital Partners on a recent transaction.

21 Oct 2020

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