Thought Leadership

16 Jan 2018

The PRIIPs Regulation (EU Regulation 1286/2014, "PRIIPs") requires that investment funds which are made available to "retail investors"...

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8 Jan 2018

On a longstanding basis there have been operational and regulatory challenges to efficiently terminating investment funds.IOSCO has now...

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2 Jan 2018

Delighted to have represented Clavis on its acquisition by Ascential plc. Another significant transaction for our technology M&A team...

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2 Jan 2018

As the MIFID II dust settles, another new regulatory minefield on the horizon for fund managers is GDPR - the new pan-EU legislative...

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12 Dec 2017

Stamp duty has been a significant focus of Ireland's Budget 2018. The rate of stamp duty on Irish commercial property was increased from...

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5 Dec 2017

Clients should note new W-8BEN-E forms have been issued by the IRS. They make clear the circumstances surrounding which GIIN to use when...

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30 Nov 2017

"Landmark decision" is perhaps becoming an overused phrase.  You may have heard about the recent Privy Council ruling in DD Growth v...

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24 Nov 2017

If news reports are to be believed, Ireland could be facing a General Election in coming weeks. While leaving the politics to the...

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22 Nov 2017

Article 11 of EMIR requires in scope entities (including UCITS and AIFs) entering into non-centrally cleared OTC derivative contracts to...

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10 Nov 2017

Applications to disclose confidential information are not themselves automatically confidential.Cayman Islands companies owe common law...

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