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Scott Macdonald

Maples and Calder Cayman Islands
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Scott has extensive experience in structured finance transactions, including CLOs, repackagings, structured funds and fund derivative products, and segregated portfolio companies.  He also advises on fund financing, and is head of the CSX listing group in Cayman.  Scott is a lead partner on the FATCA/Tax Information Exchange team focusing specifically on the structured finance sector.  He advises clients on legal issues under US FATCA, UK FATCA and the OECD Common Reporting Standard ranging from entity classification, availability of exemptions, reportable accounts, application of the account due diligence rules, and notification and reporting obligations.  Scott acts for a significant number of CDO/CLO issuers and structured finance entities on the delegation of FATCA due diligence and reporting services to leading institutional paying agents. 

Professional Background

Scott joined Maples and Calder in 2005 and was elected as a partner in 2012.  He previously worked for Deutsche Bank in the Cayman Islands, Hogan Lovells LLP in London, Tite & Lewis (part of Ernst & Young) in London and for Morton Fraser in Edinburgh.  Scott has been listed as a leading lawyer by IFLR1000 and recommended in the Legal 500. 


University of Dundee, BAcc (Hons), Finance
University of Dundee, LLB and Legal Practice Diploma

Professional / Civic Activities

Scott is a member of the Cayman Islands Law Society and the Law Society of England and Wales.  Additionally, he is a Trustee of the Silver Thatch Pension Plan in the Cayman Islands.

Bar Admissions

2001 - Admitted as a solicitor in Scotland (not practising)
2002 - Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales (not practising)
2005 - Admitted as an attorney-at-law in the Cayman Islands

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