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28 Jul 2017
Following a set of draft guidelines issued in October 2016 as part of a public consultation, ESMA has now issued final guidelines on MiFID II product governance. This update considers specifically how this may impact sponsors and distributors of UCITS.
27 Jul 2017
Maples and Calder's latest edition of our Funds Update - Ireland, a quarterly summary of Irish legal & regulatory, tax and listing developments in recent months.
27 Jul 2017
Anti-money laundering related fines by the Central Bank of Ireland are increasing in both size and frequency. In the last year there have been three major fines imposed on Irish domestic banks. These are all related to the domestic banking sector and retail customers, but the increased focus should be noted cautiously by all regulated firms.
26 Jul 2017
Irish funds are required to obtain a tax declaration, in a prescribed form, from each non-Irish resident investor, certifying that they are not an Irish resident in order to avoid having to deduct an exit tax known as investment undertaking tax.
20 Jul 2017
Pursuant to an industry advisory dated 19 July 2017, the Cayman Islands Department for International Tax Cooperation has announced a final extension of the 2017 Reporting Deadline for FATCA and CRS to 31 August 2017. The BVI International Tax Authority has also recently announced that the deadline for submitting enrolment applications to BVIFARS for CRS has been extended from 30 June 2017 to 31 July 2017 and the deadline for the submission of CRS reports has been extended from 31 July 2017 to 18 August 2017.