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Martin Livingston

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Martin is an industry-recognised specialist in all aspects of regulatory, licensing, risk management, information disclosure and anti-money laundering matters.  He regularly assists clients in their relationship with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority, Tax Information Authority and other government agencies.  Martin also advises on a range of regulatory aspects, including licence applications and cross border conduct of business advice, financial services terms and conditions, mandatory reporting and information exchange (including FATCA, the Common Reporting Standard and other tax or regulatory information exchange mechanisms), duties of confidentiality, sanctions, anti-corruption and bribery, as well as anti-money laundering and combating of terrorist financing advice.


Martin joined the Maples Group in 2002 and was elected as a partner in 2008, before becoming an exclusive consultant in 2014.  He previously worked for DLA Phillips Fox in New Zealand, as well as Deloitte and Barclays Private Bank in the Cayman Islands.  Martin has been recommended in Legal 500 and is a regular speaker at international conferences and seminars and has also authored a number of chapters and articles for publishers including Bloomsbury, Lexis, IFC and Global Legal Group. Clients report that he "has exceptional knowledge of the financial services industry. All work is delivered extremely promptly, is highly accurate and very commercial" and "Martin has significant regulatory, compliance and financial services knowledge and is exceptional. He is a trusted source of guidance and a pleasure to work with."


Martin served as the President of the Cayman Islands' Compliance Association from 2003 to 2014 and is one of the founding members of the Caribbean Regional Compliance Association. He has been a regular Chair of legislative sub-committees formed by the Cayman Islands Financial Services Legislative Committee and Cayman Islands Law Society.  Martin is also a member of the Cayman Islands AML Guidance Notes Committee and sits on the Government Working Group for FATCA and CRS (AEOI).


1995 – Admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand (not practising)

2002 – Admitted as an attorney-at-law in the Cayman Islands


University of Otago, New Zealand, LLB BA


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