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McCann FitzGerald

Practice Area: Asset Management & Investment Funds [Investment Funds & Asset Management]

Profile: McCann FitzGerald's Asset Management and Investment Funds Group brings together legal, Our Asset Management and Investment Funds Group brings together legal, regulatory, derivatives, stock exchange listing, corporate governance, tax and business advisory expertise. Our clients include a wide range of fund managers and fund service providers, including some of the largest investment managers in the international and domestic funds markets.

We provide a full range of legal, company secretarial and regulatory services to Irish authorised funds and their managers. We also advise, administrators, depositaries and seed investors in those funds.

We have in-depth, specialist experience in areas including UCITS, structured products, ETFs, alternative investment funds (both retail and qualified), money market funds, managed account platforms, hedge funds, closed-ended funds, private equity funds and real estate funds (including REITs).

Our group advises extensively on the structuring and establishment of investment funds of all types and structures. We have acted as project managers and legal advisers for the establishment of a number of complex and innovative structures and are regularly at the forefront of developments in the funds industry. Our "firsts" include being one of the first Irish law firms to advise on:

- Complex UCITS funds

- Irish-domiciled ETFs

- Alternative investment fund manager authorisations

- Managed account platforms

- The redomiciliation of a Cayman Island fund by way of continuation

- Closed-ended funds

- Investing by an Irish fund in China A-shares

We regularly advise our clients on the full complement of regulatory requirements impacting on investment funds. This encompasses advice on fund management company governance issues, including, fitness and probity and related requirements. We advise clients on remuneration policies and practices, risk, valuations and conflicts policies and procedures, tailored advice on anti-money laundering requirements and cyber security requirements.
We have extensive experience in advising on all aspects of supervisory engagement ranging from reporting requirements to themed inspections, regulatory investigations and administrative sanctions. We also provide fund registration and passporting services in the context of UCITS and alternative investment funds.

We also offer a dedicated investment funds company secretarial service and other compliance services to support funds and management companies through our Corporate Secretarial & Compliance Services Group.

"Prominent practice advising on a mix of fund matters. Advises financial services clients on the establishment of Irish funds and assists with ongoing governance or regulatory compliance mandates. Earns praise for work on both UCITS and non-UCITS matters." Chambers, 2020

Advisers


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Ferguson, Iain


Firm: McCann FitzGerald
Position: Partner
Address: Riverside One Sir John Rogerson's Quay Dublin 2
Phone: 353 1 607 1414
Fax: 353 1 829 0010
Email: iain.ferguson@mccannfitzgerald..com
Personal URL: https://www.mccannfitzgerald.com/people/iain-ferguson

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Loughlin, Ambrose


Firm: McCann FitzGerald
Position: Consultant
Address: Riverside One Sir John Rogerson's Quay Dublin 2
Phone: +353 1 607 1253
Fax: +353 1 829 0010
Email: Ambrose.Loughlin@mccannfitzgerald.com
Personal URL: https://www.mccannfitzgerald.com/people/ambrose-loughlin

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McCarron, Stuart


Firm: McCann FitzGerald
Position: Partner
Address: Riverside One Sir John Rogerson's Quay Dublin 2
Phone: +353 1 607 1790
Fax: +353 1 829 0010
Email: Stuart.McCarron@mccannfitzgerald.com
Personal URL: https://www.mccannfitzgerald.com/people/stuart-mccarron

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Moran, Anna


Firm: McCann FitzGerald
Position: Consultant
Address: Riverside One Sir John Rogerson's Quay Dublin 2 D02 X576
Phone: +353 1 607 1494
Fax: +353 1 829 0010
Email: anna.moran@mccannfitzgerald.com
Personal URL: https://www.mccannfitzgerald.com/people/anna-moran

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Murphy, Philip


Firm: McCann FitzGerald
Position: Partner
Address: Riverside One Sir John Rogerson's Quay Dublin 2
Phone: +353 1 611 9139
Fax: +353 1 829 0010
Email: philip.murphy@mccannfitzgerald.com
Personal URL: https://www.mccannfitzgerald.com/people/philip-murphy

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Murphy, Michael


Firm: McCann FitzGerald
Position: Partner
Address: Riverside One Sir John Rogerson's Quay Dublin 2 D02 X576
Phone: +353 1 611 9142
Email: michael.murphy@mccannfitzgerald.com
Personal URL: https://www.mccannfitzgerald.com/people/michael-murphy

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O'Dea, David


Firm: McCann FitzGerald
Position: Partner
Address: Riverside One Sir John Rogerson's Quay Dublin 2 D02 X576
Phone: +353 1 607 1737
Email: david.odea@mccannfitzgerald.com
Personal URL: https://www.mccannfitzgerald.com/people/david-odea

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Smyth, Lisa


Firm: McCann FitzGerald
Position: Partner
Address: Riverside One Sir John Rogerson's Quay Dublin 2 D02 X576
Phone: +353 1 607 1730
Email: lisa.smyth@mccannfitzgerald.com
Personal URL: https://www.mccannfitzgerald.com/people/lisa-smyth

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Spratt, Tony


Firm: McCann FitzGerald
Position: Consultant
Address: Riverside One Sir John Rogerson's Quay Dublin 2
Phone: +353 1 607 1367
Fax: +353 1 829 0010
Email: Tony.Spratt@mccannfitzgerald.com
Personal URL: https://www.mccannfitzgerald.com/people/tony-spratt

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White, Mark


Firm: McCann FitzGerald
Position: Partner
Address: Riverside One Sir John Rogerson's Quay Dublin 2
Phone: +353 1 607 1328
Fax: +353 1 829 0010
Email: Mark.White@mccannfitzgerald.com
Personal URL: https://www.mccannfitzgerald.com/people/mark-white