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Martin Livingston

Maples and Calder Cayman Islands
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Martin oversees the firm's Regulatory & Financial Services group and is an industry recognised specialist in all aspects of regulatory, licensing, risk management, information disclosure and anti-money laundering matters.  He regularly assists clients in their relationship with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority, Tax Information Authority and other government agencies.  Martin also advises on a range of regulatory aspects including licence applications and cross border conduct of business advice, financial services terms and conditions, mandatory reporting and information exchange (including FATCA, the Common Reporting Standard and other tax or regulatory information exchange mechanisms), duties of confidentiality, sanctions, anti-corruption and bribery, as well as anti-money laundering and combating of terrorist financing advice.

Martin is a regular speaker at international conferences and seminars.  He has also authored a number of chapters and articles for publishers including Bloomsbury, Lexis, IFC and Global Legal Group.

Professional Background

Martin joined Maples and Calder in 2002, and was elected as a partner in 2008 before becoming an exclusive consultant to the firm with effect from 1 October 2014.  Martin previously worked for DLA Phillips Fox in New Zealand, as well as Deloitte and Barclays Private Bank in the Cayman Islands.  Martin has been recommended in Legal 500.


University of Otago, New Zealand, LLB BA

Professional / Civic Activities

Martin served as the President of the Cayman Islands' Compliance Association from 2003 to 2014 and is one of the founding members of the Caribbean Regional Compliance Association.  He has been a regular Chair of legislative sub-committees formed by the Cayman Islands Financial Services Legislative Committee and Cayman Islands Law Society.  He is also a member of the Cayman Islands AML Guidance Notes Committee and sits on the Government Working Group for FATCA and CRS (AEOI).  

Bar Admissions

1995 – Admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand (not practising)
2002 – Admitted as an attorney-at-law in the Cayman Islands

Areas of Expertise

Regulatory & Financial Services

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