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Mercator Focus: Q1 2023 Foreword

We’re delighted to bring you the first edition of the 2023 Mercator Focus newsletter with some key highlights from a busy first quarter for our Mercator® by Citco (Mercator) team.

It was a personal pleasure to host our very first event of the year in partnership with the Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland, where we welcomed clients, colleagues, and wider industry experts to discuss subsidiary management good practice and pain points for 2023. Our esteemed panellists shared insights into managing cross-border legal projects and discussed pressing updates relating to the UK Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022. If you missed the event, you can read more in this newsletter with guest articles from our speakers.

Following the event, we launched our UK EPM Special Report, providing direct insight into the practice and dynamics of Entity Portfolio Management within the United Kingdom (UK), and evaluating the UK’s standing against 170 other jurisdictions. High level findings can be found in my article.

One of our key priorities for the year is to further develop our Entica™ platform, adding new functionalities to better support our clients. It’s encouraging that many clients come forward with valuable input to help us prioritize items for development. We welcome further thoughts as we look to capture as much data as possible and see a budding “Entica Ecosystem” start to develop and thrive.

Chris Butler and Jurate Kisieliene from our management team enjoyed a trip to our Manila and Singapore offices in Q1 to host strategic sessions, operational meetings and team training. A series of productive face-to-face meetings with clients in Singapore provided the opportunity to share thoughts on how we continue to improve our services. Hear from Mercator Senior Legal Officer, Raymond Ching on what you need to know about appointing a Data Protection Officer in Singapore in this newsletter.

Looking ahead, we are excited to attend a busy pipeline of events in Q2, kicking off with the Association of Corporate Council Conference in April, followed by the CLOC Global Institute held in Las Vegas in May – both of which we will be exhibiting at. We hope to see clients and contacts from across the globe at these events and please don’t hesitate to reach out and connect with the team.

In other news, we’re continuing to strengthen our local support infrastructure globally, expanding our staffing in several locations with Miami, London, Paris, and Singapore to name just a few. Stay tuned as we continue to share developments soon!

Kariem Abdellatif
Head of Mercator by Citco, Citco C&T Holdings (Luxembourg) Sàrl

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