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Specialty Services

Global Registration Services

The Maples Group's Global Registration Services ("GRS") team offers cross-border fund registration and ongoing maintenance services to funds domiciled in the BVI, the Cayman Islands, Ireland, Jersey and Luxembourg through the EEA passport and / or non-EEA registration / national private placement regimes in over 80 global locations. Our core services include market intelligence, market entry, i.e. pre-marketing notifications under AIFMD for EU and non-EU AIFM, EEA 'Passport' registration, global private placement, local agent selection, managing the translation of fund documents into multiple languages for filing purposes, maintenance of ongoing reporting and filing obligations.


The Maples Group's Global Registration Services ("GRS") team supports UCITS (domiciled in Ireland and Luxembourg) and Alternative Investment Fund Managers ("AIFMs") seeking to sell their funds in foreign markets.  We provide an integrated global network of experts co-ordinated by a dedicated central team in Dublin.  We support all legal and regulatory aspects governing the cross-border marketing of UCITS and alternative investment funds ("AIFs") on both a private placement and public offer basis.

Combining expert local knowledge with full project management functionality through a seamless service creates a powerful and efficient multi-jurisdictional solution.  In doing so, our GRS team delivers tailored solutions through a single point of contact, which frees valuable internal resources and generates significant added value for our clients.

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 registration requirements and ongoing compliance obligations associated with the distribution of funds across multiple jurisdictions
  • Advice on permissibility of pre-marketing activities

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  

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
  • The European NPPR Landscape

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