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

6 Jun 2018

John Dykstra and Abraham Thoppil provide an overview of the law as it relates to insurance and reinsurance in the Cayman Islands.

This article first appeared in the 2018 edition of the The Insurance and Reinsurance Law Review, published by Law Business Research in May 2018.

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6 Jun 2018

In this edition of the Maples Tax Update, we examine a number of current Irish and international tax issues. In the financial services section, we outline significant new Irish Revenue guidance on the tax treatment of "section 110 companies" and Irish real estate funds. We also comment on the tax treatment of Irish investment managers and examine the new EU directive on reporting aggressive tax structures, in addition to the EU's proposals for digital taxation and the tax status of REITs. Finally, in the corporate taxation section, we examine the recent tax advantaged "KEEP" option schemes and the treatment of share buy-backs.

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5 Jun 2018

The British Virgin Islands ("BVI") is a well-established jurisdiction of choice for international businesses, and has long provided innovative legal structures for cross border trading and investment activity.

The jurisdiction has now sought to enhance its reputation as a cost-effective provider of legal structures with the new Micro Business Companies Act 2017 (the "Act") which came into force on 4 June 2018.

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1 Jun 2018

In this guide, Scott Macdonald and James Reeve provide an overview of Cayman Islands securitisation law, including receivables contracts, receivables purchase agreement, asset sales, security issues, insolvency laws, special rules, regulatory issues and taxation. Their contribution formed back of the International Comparative Legal Guide to Securitisation 2018, covering securitisation laws and regulations in 27 jurisdictions.

This article first appeared in The International Comparative Legal Guide to Securitisation 2018, published by Global Legal Group in June 2018.

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31 May 2018

Maples and Calder has been recognised for their recent Cayman Islands and Irish legal advice to Ocean Rig UDW and three of its subsidiaries on the successful restructuring of US$3.7 billion of financial indebtedness. The complex and cutting edge restructuring, which is the largest ever Cayman Islands cross border debt restructuring, secured the firm "Restructuring of the Year ($1B - $5B)" and "Energy Deal of the Year" at the 10th Annual M&A Advisor Awards.

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