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Industry Updates

The CLOser - September 2014

04 Sep 2014

The CLOser is Maples and Calder's industry newsletter focused primarily on current Cayman Islands and Irish legal issues that are relevant to the CLO market.

This edition of The CLOser includes:

  • 2014 Q1 and Q2 US CLO Market Review
  • European CLO Market Review
  • Irish Listings Update
  • A look at US CLO calls, refis and unwind activity in 2014
  • Some practical considerations for W8-BEN-E Forms
  • Maples Fiduciary Delaware CLO Co-Issuer services
  • FATCA - latest Cayman Islands update, key dates and reporting
  • Comparison of Warehouse Subordinated Notes v Preference Shares from a Cayman Islands perspective
  • 2014 Q1 and Q2 deal lists

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Access to market leading legal advice across a wide range of industries and sectors is paramount to the success of businesses seeking international expertise with local support. The Maples Group's legal services teams are globally coordinated, with consistent systems, policies and procedures across all offices, and connected by a common goal: to deliver the highest quality advice and solutions to our clients. Offering an extensive range of legal services, we advise financial, institutional, business and private clients on the laws of the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Ireland, Jersey and Luxembourg, delivering time zone convenience and accessibility from these and other leading key international financial centres. Through constructive dialogue and engagement with governments, regulators and industry associations, we have helped shape financial industry innovation and regulation in many of the jurisdictions in which we operate.

Finance

Advising on the laws of the BVI, the Cayman Islands, Ireland, Jersey and Luxembourg, our global Finance team provides expert legal advice on even the most complex financial transactions under intense time pressure. Clients repeatedly return to our qualified finance lawyers to handle a variety of complex matters relating to acquisition and leveraged financing, asset finance, banking, debt capital markets, derivatives, fund finance, insurance linked products, Islamic finance, repackaging and structured finance. 

Regulatory & Compliance

Risk management and regulatory compliance have become key priorities for clients with both regulators and investors demanding greater transparency and enhanced reporting. Compliance with these obligations means ensuring a clear understanding of the ongoing requirements and often the aggregation, calculation, maintenance, reconciliation and submission of extensive data sets to various parties on a regular basis. The Maples Group has unrivalled expertise in regulatory matters, particularly in the field of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing. We pride ourselves on our established relationships with regulatory bodies and have had significant involvement with the development of financial services law and policy both locally and internationally. Our ability to draw on this experience enables us to provide prompt, pertinent and clear advice that adds real value and helps our clients determine how best to maintain compliance across multiple jurisdictions.