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17 Sep 2018
The Central Bank of Ireland published its Feedback Statement on DP6 – Exchange Traded Funds on 14 September 2018 following consideration of feedback received from the exchange traded funds industry to its 2017 discussion paper on ETFs and subsequent engagement with selected stakeholders.
11 Sep 2018
Maples and Calder is pleased to announce the opening of its newest office, located in Jersey. In response to client demand, the group now provides Jersey legal services in the corporate, finance and investment funds areas as well as listing agent services for the listing of securities on The International Stock Exchange ("TISE") in the Channel Islands.
24 Aug 2018
On 24 July 2018, the FCA published updated information on their website concerning the Temporary Permissions Regime for inbound passporting EEA firms and funds. The focus of this update is on the Temporary Permissions Regime insofar as it concerns the notification of EEA funds marketing into the UK.
16 Aug 2018
Corporate Liability & Penalties for Irish Companies Connected to Corrupt Individuals
The Criminal Justice (Corruption Offences) Act 2018 (the "Act") came into force on 30 July 2018. The Act consolidates Irish law on bribery and corruption and introduces tougher penalties and new offences such as corporate liability, meaning a company may now be guilty of an offence if anyone acting on its behalf is found guilty of corruption.
31 Jul 2018
30 September 2018 is the date by which all existing "in-scope" Cayman Islands investment entities must have appointed AML Officers. As discussed in recent client updates, entities will be "in-scope" if they conduct "relevant financial business" in or from within the Cayman Islands. This will include all Cayman Islands investment entities, whether regulated or unregulated (including all hedge funds and private equity funds), structured finance vehicles and entities conducting securities investment business.