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22 Jun 2017

Pursuant to an industry advisory dated 22 June 2017, the Department for International Tax Cooperation has made further announcements with respect to Automatic Exchange of Information of application to Cayman Islands Financial Institutions.

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22 Jun 2017

The Government of the British Virgin Islands ("BVI") has recently announced that the BVI Financial Account Reporting System ("BVIFARS") was updated on 19 June 2017 to accommodate reporting under the Common Reporting Standard ("CRS").

Under the extended deadlines for CRS, BVI Reporting Financial Institutions will be reminded that they have until 30 June 2017 to enrol with the BVI International Tax Authority via the BVIFARS and to report their reportable accounts via BVIFARS by 31 July 2017.

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22 Jun 2017

Maples and Calder have carried out our latest key trends analysis of the Irish Funds market. We conduct statistical analysis on each of the funds and sub-funds we establish for our clients, with a view to extracting insights into market practice and identifying key trends.

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20 Jun 2017

Under recently passed legislation, certain BVI companies will be required to identify and collect details of the individuals who ultimately own or control 25% or more of the shares or voting rights or who otherwise exercise control over the management of the company, together with details of certain intermediate holding companies through which such interests are held (the "Regime"). Each BVI company that falls within the Regime's ambit (an "In-Scope Entity") will be required to provide these details to its registered agent, with an ongoing requirement to keep the details up to date. This update provides a general overview of the Regime and summarises the obligations and actions that In-Scope Entities need to take to comply with the Regime.

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19 Jun 2017

Most of the provisions of the Companies (Accounting) Act 2017 (the "Act") came into effect on 9 June 2017.

This update focuses on one particular element of the Act that may have significant implications for sponsors of Irish investment funds (both UCITS and AIFs).

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