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Specialty Services

Global Registration Services

The Maples Group's Global Registration Services is integrated within our Funds & Investment Management Group and provides cross-border fund registration services in all key distribution markets across Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Our core services provide support throughout the distribution chain to include market intelligence, market entry and maintenance of ongoing reporting and filing obligations.


Navigating the requirements around the distribution of fund products on a multi-jurisdictional basis is highly complex.  The Maples Group's Global Registration Services ("GRS") team supports and assists managers navigate the complexity of requirements associated with distributing their products in a multi-jurisdictional environment.

Combining expert local knowledge, with full project management functionality, we provide a centrally managed service supported by an integrated global network of experts.  We manage all legal and regulatory aspects governing the cross-border marketing of fund products on both a private placement and public offer basis.

Our aim is to offer a service that provides efficiency, value and peace of mind so that our services become solutions, tailored to the needs of our clients.  We offer our clients a range of services addressing regulatory aspects to help optimise fund distribution activities globally.

Our core GRS services include:

Market Intelligence 

  • Practical information on distributing fund products cross-border, including registration and ongoing compliance obligations
  • Advice on permissibility of pre-marketing activities
  • Advice on the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation ("SFDR") and associated assistance with SFDR product categorisation

Market Entry

  • Pre-Marketing Notifications for EU and non-EU AIFMs
  • Restricted Offerings / National Private Placement Regimes ("NPPRs")
  • European Economic Area ("EEA") Passport (UCITS and AIFs)
  • EEA Facilities Agent Services 
  • Development of SFDR compliant policies and procedures
  • Development of SFDR compliant pre-contractual and periodic disclosures for EEA investors
  • Development of SFDR compliant website disclosures

Ongoing Maintenance 

Read our GRS Guide - Marketing Alternative Investment Funds to European Investors without an AIFMD Passport

This GRS Guide covers:

  • The European Private Placement Landscape
  • The European National Private Placement Rules ("NPPR") Workstream Overview

Read our GRS Guide - Marketing UCITS and AIFs through the European Passports

This GRS Guide covers:

  • Marketing UCITS and AIFs through the European Passports
  • UCITS and AIFMD Passport Notification Procedures
  • Passport Maintenance


We are actively monitoring implementation progress across the EEA, see our tracker for more information.
GRS Legislation Tracker