Ian is a partner in the Investment Funds Group in Maples' Dublin office. He has extensive experience in the establishment, operation and regulation of all available fund vehicles in both the UCITS and AIFMD space, with particular focus on alternative investment funds, such as managed account platforms, hedge funds, private equity, master/feeder funds, fund of funds and real estate structures.
Ian Conlon has extensive expertise in the ICAV space, having advised on the first ICAV authorised by the Central Bank and numerous innovative ICAV structures to date. Ian has particular experience in the establishment, operation and structuring of property/real estate ICAVs, having advised on many of the largest refinancings of Irish property within ICAV structures.
Ian also has significant expertise advising in the areas of derivatives, prime brokerage and securities law.
Ian joined Maples and Calder in 2010 from a large Irish corporate law firm. Prior to that, he worked in the prime brokerage division of UBS AG.
Ian has published numerous articles in funds industry publications and journals. Ian also co-authored with Adam Donoghue the chapter on Irish fund regulation in the 2nd Edition of Hedge Funds - Jurisdictional comparisons.
Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland in 2007.
Ian is an active member of the Irish funds' industry body, Irish Funds. He is currently a member of the Private Equity working group, having previously acted as chair of the ELTIF working group.