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16 Jan 2019

A new regulatory requirement for Trust or Company Service Providers in Hong Kong to be licensed by the Registrar of Companies and satisfy a 'fit and proper' test, in order to operate a trust or company service business in Hong Kong, took effect from 1 March 2018. The new licensing regime, introduced under the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing Ordinance, reflects Hong Kong’s continued efforts to reinforce its regulatory framework and its position as a leading international financial centre.

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7 Jan 2019

Maples Fiduciary has announced that it has received a Trust Company Business Licence from the Jersey Financial Services Commission and has established an on-the-ground presence in Jersey.

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10 Dec 2018

Maples Fiduciary has appointed Dennis van den Broek as Director, Business Development in North America, in a key strategic appointment to enhance its service offering to investment funds and structured finance vehicles.

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3 Dec 2018

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 changed the way the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") deals with audits of partnerships and replaces the previous requirement to designate a "Tax Matters Partner." Under this regime, entities filing as a US partnership for tax purposes are required to name a US based "Partnership Representative" of the partnership to act as a liaison and handle matters before the IRS.

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15 Nov 2018

Maples Fiduciary has announced the addition of strategic hires, Campbell Congdon and Wendy Zhang, who have joined to serve as independent directors and provide fiduciary services to a wide range of alternative investment funds, including hedge funds, fund of funds, private equity funds, unit trusts and segregated portfolio companies.

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