Isle of Man
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‘International changes which impact the industry create both challenges and opportunities,’ says Colin Bird, partner at Maitland. Bird is recognised in the Isle of Man for his specialisms in complex commercial, investment fund and trusts work. In the past year, the CRS has demanded attention: Bird remarked that Maitland tackled CRS by ‘first, getting to grips with the rules, then explaining to clients their implications, and making sure they were in a position to comply.’ The stigma around offshore can be reduced, he says, ‘if you actually dig in and people start to understand that there is a legitimate place for it in the world — that it is contributing positively to the international economy and the fight against crime. Politicians onshore need to understand this.’

Colin Bird