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They do not purport to be comprehensive or to render legal advice.

19 Oct 2017

The Cayman Islands Foundation Companies Law (the "Law"), which was enacted earlier this year subject to a commencement order, has now been brought fully into effect. Foundation companies may therefore be incorporated in the Cayman Islands with effect from 19 October 2017.

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18 Oct 2017

Maples and Calder advised Ocean Rig UDW and three of its subsidiaries in relation to the complex, cutting edge and successful restructuring of US$3.7 billion of financial indebtedness. Among other innovations, the restructuring involved the first ever Cayman Islands schemes of arrangement of foreign incorporated companies and the first use of a Cayman Islands STAR trust in a restructuring.

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13 Oct 2017

The Hong Kong office of international law firm, Maples and Calder, continues to expand its service offering in Asia with the recent recruitment of six experienced individuals.

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13 Oct 2017

Following the announcement of the Irish Budget 2018 this week, the Maples and Calder Tax Group has prepared a commentary on Ireland's International Tax Strategy and Budget 2018.

This update covers: International Tax Strategy – BEPS and Tax Reform, Property Focus, Shares Options and Entrepreneurs, Income and Employment Tax and Sugar Tax.

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10 Oct 2017

The Irish Minister for Finance has announced an increase in the stamp duty rate on Irish commercial property to 6%. This represents a trebling of the existing 2% rate and is expected to raise €376 million over the course of 2018.

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