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Cooney, Marilyn


Cooney, Marilyn

Firm: Pinsent Masons Ireland
Position: Senior Associate
Address: 1 Windmill Lane Dublin 2 D02 F206
Phone: +353 1 553 8616

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Marilyn Cooney advises on a wide variety of regulatory funds issues, with a particular focus on the structuring, establishment, operation and regulation of all types of UCITS and alternative collective investment schemes. Marilyn's experience also includes acting for a wide range of fund service providers. Marilyn provides advice on compliance with industry guidance, legislation and codes issues by the Central Bank of Ireland, prudential requirements and regularly advises clients in relation to Irish authorisation and licensing issues. She has particular experience in advising investment managers in relation to licensing options post-Brexit.


Advised UK managers on establishment and maintenance of "SuperMan Co" authorisation in Ireland and on licensing options post Brexit. Advised various US global leader managers on the establishment of parallel Irish structures. Advised European and US managers on implementation of MiFID II. Advised a large international bank in relation to the migration of their online money market investment portal to Ireland.


Marilyn joined the Asset Management and Investment Funds Group in Pinsent Masons in February, 2018. Prior to this, Marilyn qualified as a solicitor in a big five Irish law firm and worked for several years in an internal law firm. Marilyn has also published a number of articles in the area of investment management.


Trinity College Dublin, LL.M in Law (Hons) and Law Society of Ireland.


Marilyn is a member of the Irish Funds Communications and Publications Working Group and is a former member of the Legal & Regulatory Committee.