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Dechert LLP

Investment Funds/Financial Services

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What the team is known for

Benefits from a strong connection to the firm's significant international network, which enables the team to advise UK and US fund managers on the establishment of Irish-domiciled funds and on their registration and distribution across Europe and globally. Assists with the establishment of local UCITS ManCos, AIFMs or MiFID firms, often for international firms restructuring activities out of the UK. Advises investment management firms on the change of funds service providers. Also counts major third-party managers among key clients.

Strengths

Clients appreciate that the lawyers are "proactive in letting us know about developments in the industry or proposals in law that will affect us."

"The firm has a fantastic knowledge base," says one client, adding: "I can call any one of the partners and, if they don't know the answer, they will put me in touch with someone who does."

Notable practitioners

Practice head Carol Widger is highlighted for bolstering the firm's Irish funds practice. Clients admire her "ability to deal with complex situations; if you are looking to structure funds requiring more in-depth knowledge then she is very strong."

Declan O'Sullivan has proven experience in the establishment of UCITS umbrella funds or UCITS management companies. One client describes him as "very knowledgeable" and "very practical," adding that "he is very responsive and always helpful when planning the best way to get something done."

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Overview

Dechert’s Dublin office provides asset managers with full scope support in the operation of their investment products and investment management activities. Our experienced and innovative team in Dublin offers in-depth industry knowledge and practical, commercial advice.

We are uniquely positioned to support asset managers on a global scale as the only law firm with lawyers in all of Europe’s leading centres for investment funds – Dublin, Frankfurt, London, Luxembourg, Munich and Paris – as well as throughout the United States and in Asia.

We provide domestic and international investment managers/promoters with structuring, establishment and ongoing compliance advice on both alternative funds and UCITS covering all types of strategies and asset classes, such as:

  • Private equity funds 
  • Real estate funds
  • Life settlement funds
  • Loan origination and debt funds
  • Funds of funds– Money market funds
  • Solvency II compliant funds 
  • CTA funds
  • Infrastructure funds

We also advise on the appropriate Irish vehicle for your fund from the full range available, including ICAVs, Investment Limited Partnerships, Unit Trusts, Common Contractual Funds and special purpose vehicles.

Investment Funds/Financial Services Department

Dechert LLP

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Department location

5 Earlsfort Terrace

Dublin

County Dublin

Ireland

D01 X5X0

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Ireland

Investment Funds/Financial Services


Carol Widger
Band 3
Declan O'Sullivan
Band 3