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Investment Funds/Financial Services

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What the team is known for

Advises on the creation of UCITS umbrella funds and on subsequent launches of sub-funds, including for companies that host third-party managers. Advises on the appointment of third-party management companies or the negotiation of depositary agreements. Acts for international clients seeking to set up fund management companies in Ireland. Well connected as part of the Walkers global network.

Strengths

Clients say that the lawyers have a "depth of technical knowledge combined with business awareness."

"They are good at pulling in experts as needed and have a good overseas network," states another source.

Work highlights

Advised the Skyline Umbrella Fund on the creation of new sub-funds that are used by third-party managers.

Notable practitioners

Sources say that Sarah Maguire "analyses issues relatively quickly and is able to provide practical solutions." She has notable experience both in the launch of UCITS or AIF umbrella funds and in the creation of sub-funds for companies offering UCITS fund hosting services.

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Overview

Walkers has one of the largest specialist asset management and investment funds teams worldwide. The Asset Management and Investment Funds Group offers expert advice and commercial solutions to many of the world's most prominent asset managers, fund promoters and institutional investors, on a wide range of investment fund strategies such as private equity, private debt and real estate as well as more traditional retail-focused strategies.

Walkers has comprehensive experience in advising clients on the commercial and regulatory implications of the establishment and operation of Irish investment funds as well as UCITS management companies, AIFMs, investment firms and other regulated financial service providers. The team benefits from members having obtained extensive in-house experience from leading asset management firms and investment fund service providers.

Members

Blake-Knox, Nicholas (Head of Department)

Fox, Jennifer

Keane, Eimear

Maguire, Sarah

Investment Funds/Financial Services Department

Walkers

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Department location

The Exchange

George's Dock

IFSC

Dublin

County Dublin

Ireland

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