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The information within these articles are opinions and/or pieces of thought leadership.

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

23 Apr 2018

In this article, Wanda Ebanks, Shari McField and Mary O'Neill examine some of the key features underpinning the success and popularity of EETCs. Considered in particular the applicability and attractiveness of these features to non-US investors and airlines and how the Cayman Islands and Irish structures are well placed to be utilised in these transactions.

This article first appeared in the Aircraft Finance Review 2018/19 published by World Leasing Yearbook in April 2018.

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18 Apr 2018

On 6 April 2018, CIMA released a notice (the "Notice") in which it addressed three points raised by Cayman Finance in relation to unclear provisions of Guidance Notes on the Prevention and Detection of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing in the Cayman Islands: (i) the designation / appointment of natural persons as MLROs, DMLROs and AMLCOs for investment funds; (ii) the need to carry out a gap analysis where AML functions have been delegated to a service provider outside the Cayman Islands and where relying on Eligible Introduction Letters; and (iii) whether subscription payments by an investor from a Cayman Islands bank, or equivalent jurisdiction bank, negated the need for full AML verification.

In response to the Notice, a Cayman Finance working group, including a Maples and Calder representative, met with CIMA on 11 April 2018 for the purpose of discussing the practical implementation – both of the three points raised in the Notice and a number of other issues.

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17 Apr 2018

In this guide, Tina Meigh provides an overview of lending and secured finance law in the Cayman Islands. Her contribution formed part of the 5th edition of the Lending & Secured Finance guide, published in April 2018 and covering law in 54 jurisdictions.

This article first appeared in The International Comparative Legal Guide: Lending & Secured Finance 2018 published by Global Legal Group in April 2018.

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9 Apr 2018

Further to our previous updates, the Department for International Tax Cooperation, on 29 March 2018, released Guidance on the Country-by-Country Reporting requirements of entities that are resident in the Cayman Islands.

The Guidance sets out the Notification and / or Reporting requirements of Constituent Entities of an MNE Group. It also addresses a number of technical issues.

This update is not exhaustive and its purpose is primarily for prompting consideration as to the applicability of the CbCR rules to Cayman Islands entities and the steps that will need to be taken by Constituent Entities.

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27 Mar 2018

The Cayman Islands Department for International Tax Cooperation has issued an advisory dated 20 March 2018 making certain announcements with respect to FATCA and CRS compliance in the Cayman Islands for Cayman Islands Financial Institutions.

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