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MAPLES GROUP

SERVICES

Maples Group leading international law firm, advising on the laws of the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Ireland, Jersey and Luxembourg and market leading global fund administration and fiduciary services. 

Legal Services

Corporate

Advising on the laws of the BVI, the Cayman Islands, Ireland, Jersey and Luxembourg, our global corporate team provides expert legal advice to corporate clients on all corporate commercial matters.  Our clients include major banks, multinationals and institutional investment firms, leading law and accountancy firms and a number of state / government entities across all industry sectors. 

Dispute Resolution & Insolvency

Advising on the laws of the BVI, the Cayman Islands and Ireland, our global Dispute Resolution & Insolvency team provides expert legal advice on cross-border litigation and contentious and non-contentious restructuring.  We offer a broad range of dispute resolution and insolvency services, bringing an unrivalled depth of experience to each dispute and ensuring that you receive fast, accurate and pragmatic advice. 

Employment

Our Irish legal Employment team supports our clients and provides expert employment Irish law advice to businesses across a wide range of sectors, including financial services, investment management, technology and healthcare.  We pride ourselves on always striving to add value by actively working with our clients to design practices, procedures and solutions that are tailored to their business, their strategy and their employees. 

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. 

Funds & Investment Management

Advising on the laws of the BVI, the Cayman Islands, Ireland, Jersey and Luxembourg, our global Funds & Investment Management team provides expert legal advice on every aspect of the life cycle of an investment fund including set up, management and investment across a broad range of fund structures and management entities.  

Insurance

Advising on the laws of the BVI, the Cayman Islands and Ireland, our global Insurance team of lawyers help to shape the insurance sector by providing expert legal advice on insurance vehicles, establishing insurance companies, insurance management and broker operations, catastrophe bond vehicles and other insurance-linked products, captive insurance, reinsurance and sidecars, licensing of insurers, managers and brokers and corporate advisory. 

Intellectual Property

Advising on the laws of the BVI, the Cayman Islands and Ireland, our specialist Intellectual Property group provides expert legal advice on intellectual property matters including protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights, licensing and royalties, technology transfer, copyright, trademarks, patents, design rights, domain names and structuring for intellectual property. 

Process Agency

We offer process agency services through each of the global offices of Maples and Calder, the Maples Group's law firm, for clients who require a third party to accept legal proceedings on their behalf.  Our dedicated London-based team can guide you through the appointment procedure and customise documentation to suit the terms of a particular transaction. 

Projects & Construction

Advising on the laws of the Cayman Islands and Ireland, our global Projects & Construction team provides expert legal advice on all aspects of infrastructure and developments including tendering, finance and refinance, projects and construction contracts and regulation and disputes in both the public and private sectors.  Our lawyers also have particular expertise in public private partnerships both in Ireland and internationally across a wide range of sectors. 

Property

Advising on the laws of the Cayman Islands and Ireland, our global Property team provides expert specialist legal advice on all aspects of real estate law across all commercial property transactions with experience in real estate finance, commercial leases, landlord and tenant, real estate funds, investment acquisitions and disposals and property development

Regulatory & Financial Services Advisory 

Our global team of regulatory lawyers provides expert legal advice to BVI, Cayman Islands, Irish, Jersey and Luxembourg entities regarding AML and CTF compliance including development and assessment of AML / CTF and risk management systems, KYC and customer due diligence best practices, conduct of money laundering and fraud proceedings and provision of expert evidence on AML / CTF and regulatory obligations. 

Sports, Media & Entertainment

Advising on the laws of the BVI, the Cayman Islands, Ireland, Jersey and Luxembourg, our global Sports, Media & Entertainment specialist group provides expert legal advice on the commercial practicalities in the sports, media and entertainment sector.  Our comprehensive services include media right holding structures, broadcasting agreements, sports related financing for teams, clubs, leagues and associations, licensing of intellectual property for brands, naming rights and sports ventures. 

Tax

Our market leading Tax team is at the forefront of innovation in developing new structures and strategies for international and Irish clients on cross-border tax matters. 

Trusts & Private Client

Advising on the laws of the BVI and the Cayman Islands, our global team of Trusts & Private Client lawyers advise some of the world's largest private businesses, individual private clients, institutional trustees and other fiduciary service providers on matters concerning all types of private wealth trusts, commercial trusts, estate planning structures, trusts and fiduciary arrangements and trust litigation. 

Fiduciary Services

Accounting Tax and Agency Services

The Maples Group supports client mandates with services that address accounting, bank accounts administration, financial reporting and external audit and tax coordination and filing requirements for a variety of investment funds, structured finance entities and special purpose vehicles.

AIFM and UCITS Management Company Services

Tailored services to meet the evolving needs of alternative investment and UCITS funds

Commodity Pool Operator Support Services

Amid greater reporting requirements, our teams of licensed professionals regularly assist institutional clients and corporations with CPO registration and all aspects of ongoing obligations.

Company Secretarial & Board Support Services

Through the provision of a comprehensive range of company secretarial and board support services, we work closely with clients to help reduce administrative burdens to allow them to focus on their core business objectives

Conflict Review and Advisory Services

Today's complex regulatory focus on affiliate trading requires special attention. Our dedicated conflict review and advisory team has the technical and operational excellence to deliver a highly responsive and independent service.

Directorship Services

As independent oversight requirements dominate the investment world, our directors bring unmatched technical expertise and an understanding of legal and compliance burdens to add value to the governance process.

Facilities Agent Services

With cross jurisdictional support for global distribution, our facilities agent service meets all regulatory requirements for marketing foreign collective investment schemes and structured finance vehicles to the UK and Ireland.

Permanent Office Solutions

In a complex global environment, our full service permanent office solutions and back office functions include local client services teams and support to help manage operations where business is done.

Power of Attorney and Proxy Agent Services

Meeting the needs of investors, dispersed across multiple time zones and geographies, becomes less complex and challenging with our power of attorney and proxy agency services, built around the evolving requirements of our clients

Private Client Services

Providing specialist trust and fiduciary services to international high net worth individuals, families and family offices in all major markets and time zones, our team is committed to working closely to provide clients with expert advice and realistic choices.

Trustee Services

Independent trustees are critical to good governance and our highly experienced professionals bring a consistent approach and institutional quality service to investment funds, structured finance vehicles and other corporate bodies.

Fund Services

Hedge Funds

Our hedge fund capability spans precision accounting services across strategies and asset classes, to sophisticated and transparent investor reporting, alongside the full range of middle office functions.

Institutional Investors

With many institutional investors requiring assistance in establishing the operational infrastructure needed to implement complex strategies and structures, we offer customised solutions that enable them to enhance their risk management and governance practices.

Private ASSETS

Expert guidance at every step of the launch process can overcome today's competitive challenges, with continued success driven by our global operating model and specialist investor-focused services.

Technology

Experience technological alpha with the optimal blend of best-of-breed and bespoke proprietary systems, integrated by our experts to each client's requirements, minimising risk and maximising the value of technology.

Entity Formation & Management Services

Accounting Tax and Agency Services

Our dedicated accounting team, drawn from top tier firms and investment banks, provide a timely and accurate service to meet the accounting requirements of funds and structured finance vehicles.

Company Secretarial & Board Support Services

Through the provision of a comprehensive range of company secretarial and board support services, we work closely with clients to help reduce administrative burdens to allow them to focus on their core business objectives.

eServices

View and manage entity information and corporate records securely online, with consolidated data across multiple entities and on-demand access to all key documents and billing information.

Formation

Full service entity formation solutions in key global jurisdictions from dedicated and responsive professionals, enhancing risk management through protocol adherence and timely information updates.

Global Entity Services

With bespoke global entity solutions customised to enhance synergies and efficiencies between entities domiciled across different jurisdictions, your single service provider becomes a true global partner.

Liquidations

Backed by an extensive operational and support network, our specialist voluntary liquidation and dissolution services team has developed best practices and is widely recognised as the market leader.

Registered Office Registered Agent and Domiciliation Services

Fulfilling all statutory requirements across jurisdictions, combined with physical meeting spaces and experienced support staff so clients can take full advantage of a local presence at their convenience.

Regulatory & Compliance

AEOI - FATCA and CRS

Global tax information reporting initiatives, including FATCA and CRS created a complex additional compliance burden, but clients can rely on our dedicated solutions to meet all related regulatory requirements.

AIFMD Annex IV Reporting and Depository Solutions

The EU's AIFMD framework has major implications for managers marketing funds in the continent. Our comprehensive AIFMD service supports clients in all aspects of negotiating the new EU regulatory landscape.

Anti-Money Laundering Services

Increased regulatory focus and the implementation of aggressive international sanctions makes AML compliance more important then ever before. We bring unrivalled experience to offer a risk based, cost effective solution that can be tailored to individual requirements.

EMIR

We provide both legal and operational support to fund managers in meeting the ongoing obligations of EMIR, including reporting and clearing of OTC derivatives and risk reduction obligations.

Form CPO-PQR

Commodity Pool Operators subject to new regulatory and reporting requirements from the Dodd Frank legislation benefit from our efficient integrated portal, combining COP-PQR preparation with portfolio risk analytics.

Form PF

Private fund advisors required to report assets to the Financial Stability Oversight Council welcome our fully integrated technology based solution that assists with calculations, verification and data storage.

OPERA

In line with greater demands for investor transparency and risk disclosure, our integrated systems are aligned and consistent with the private sector OPERA initiative.

UCITS

Our team of specialist lawyers and data analysts provides a comprehensive solution that delivers the professional expertise and systems to help fulfil the requirements of the UCITS directive.

Specialty Services

AEOI

Our global team of lawyers provides expert legal advice on the laws of the BVI, the Cayman Islands, Ireland, Jersey and Luxembourg for all regulatory matters regarding AEOI obligations.  Our services include advising on all aspects of FATCA, OECD's CRS, BEPS CbCR and Economic Substance reporting regimes and due diligence. 

Brexit

Advising on the laws of Ireland and Luxembourg, we have assembled a multi-disciplinary team of Brexit experts to work with affected clients and their international advisers on the key legal, regulatory and tax issues arising from Brexit. We offer a range of these services from each of our global offices and as we anticipate a substantial impact on EU cross-border activity, our experienced team can work alongside your existing EU law advisers.

COVID-19

COVID-19 resource hub which includes important resources, links and contact information to assist you with keeping informed of important changes.

ESG Policies & Frameworks

Our team of highly experienced global lawyers work with leading investment managers and institutional investors in Europe, America and Asia to implement ESG policies and frameworks into their operational infrastructure. This exposure provides us with a 360-degree perspective as to how fund industry leaders are approaching ESG and we are therefore very well-positioned to action customised mandates for services incorporating ESG for managers of all sizes and across the spectrum of strategies. 

Global Registration Services

Our global Funds & Investment Management team offers cross-border fund registration and ongoing maintenance of funds domiciled in the BVI, the Cayman Islands, Ireland, Jersey and Luxembourg.  Our core services include market intelligence, market entry, i.e. EEA 'Passport' registration, global private placement, local agent selection or managing the translation of fund documents into multiple languages for filing purposes, and maintenance of ongoing reporting and filing obligations. 

Irish Investment Limited Partnership

The Maples Group welcomes the coming into effect of the Irish Investment Limited Partnerships (Amendment) Act 2020 (the "Act") which amends existing investment limited partnership ("ILP") law.  

Irish Financial Services Regulatory

Our Financial Services Regulatory group in Ireland comprises of leading lawyers and experienced industry professionals with a wealth of experience in advising clients on regulatory requirements and how to manage regulatory risk within their business.  Our highly technical team deliver pragmatic and solutions-focused advice to our clients. 

 

Japanese Funds Services

The Maples Group's Japanese Funds Service team is recognised as the market leader, advising and providing funds services to the industry's heavyweights, as well as new entrants to the market, on the structuring and establishment of Japanese Funds.  We are able to provide a complete Japanese Funds solution, including legal, trustee, fiduciary and fund administration services.

Listing Services

Advising on the laws of the BVI, the Cayman Islands, Ireland, Jersey and Luxembourg, our global Funds & Investment Management team provides expert legal advice on listing services on the major global stock exchanges including the CSX, ISE, TISE and LuxSE.  The team can advise on, and act as listing agent for, listings for a variety of specialist debt, corporate debt and "Eurobonds", derivative and fund products.