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10 Jul 2018

Delaware has long been the premier state of formation for a variety of businesses and today, more than one million entities have made it their home. There are many factors that have helped build Delaware’s reputation as a preeminent jurisdiction for entity formation. Its flexible legal and regulatory framework ensures entity laws are continually updated so that legislation remains state-of-the-art, addressing market concerns as they develop. In addition, Delaware boasts a well respected and sophisticated judicial system and responsive and engaged government that strives to remain technologically advanced and customer-service oriented. As a result of this business-friendly environment, Delaware has enjoyed a steady increase in the number and sophistication of investment funds and asset finance vehicles formed under its law.

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5 Jul 2018

The timing of the commencement of the voluntary liquidation of a Cayman Islands company was often driven primarily by the desire to avoid incurring the following year’s annual government fees.  To avoid those fees, the...

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12 Jun 2018

For years, EU politicians and regulators have grappled with how to tighten securitisation regulations without overly hampering the market and foregoing the positive effects that securitisation has on the economy. Acknowledging these dynamics, the European Parliament, Council and Commission introduced a new regulatory framework for securitisation transactions in the EU which includes the concept of simple, transparent and standardised securitisation and provides for a set of common requirements for risk retention.

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21 May 2018

MPMF Fund Management (Ireland) Limited has announced its engagement with LGIM Managers (Europe) Limited to provide designated persons to support its Irish management company.

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21 May 2018

As 'open market' US CLOs are now exempt from US risk retention rules, Maples Fiduciary has undertaken a third survey of its US CLO manager clients to assess the impact of the ruling and how managers think the market will evolve as a result.

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