Responsible investing, widely understood as the integration of environmental, social and governance factors into investment processes and decision-making, has fast become an integral part of the conversation between managers and investors. Although Europe is leading the ESG charge with the recent introduction of the EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation, which comes into effect on 10 March 2021, North American and other financial centres across the globe are quickly catching up. We see many global managers and their investors are not only actively pushing the agenda on sustainable and responsible investment, but also driving the market direction for a greener society.
The Maples Group works with leading investment managers and institutional investors in Europe, America and Asia to implement ESG policies and frameworks into their operational infrastructure. This provides us with a 360-degree perspective as to how fund industry leaders are approaching ESG. We are well-positioned to action customised mandates for services incorporating ESG for managers of all sizes and across the spectrum of strategies.
With strong support from the Irish Government, the Central Bank of Ireland ("CBI") and local industry, we believe that Ireland, in particular, will build on its highly successful funds and investment management sector and become a global centre of excellence for sustainable investment funds.
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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.
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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.
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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 2020Read more
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 2020Read more
The Maples Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Claire Morrissey to its growing Irish office.
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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 2020Read more