Our Investment Funds group advises on all aspects of the establishment, structuring, approval, financing and distribution of investment funds from and into Ireland. Our expertise covers all types of fund structures in the major UCITS and AIFMD categories as well as exempt funds. We also provide strategic regulatory, compliance and advisory services on related areas including MiFID, FATCA, EMIR and other global reform in financial services.
We have genuine international reach and exposure to global trends and developments, with 12 offices in major financial centres and Irish funds desks in Hong Kong and the Cayman Islands to service clients from the time zone which best suits their needs on a 24/7 basis. As part of a wider offering than traditional Irish firms, Maples provides global registration services (UCITS and AIFMD), listing services, fiduciary, corporate secretarial, e-Services and administration.
This strength in our offering has seen the Dublin Funds group cement its position as the fastest growing funds practice in the Irish market, having advised on more new fund formations than any other firm since 2010 as per the Monterey Ireland report 2015. Maples are ranked Tier 1 for Investment Funds by Legal 500, Chambers Europe, IFLR and named Most Highly Regarded Firm in the 2014 International Who's Who of Private Funds Lawyers.