Provided by Nicholas Blake-Knox
Nicholas is based in Walkers' Ireland office where he is a partner and head of the Asset Management and Investment Funds group in Ireland.
Nicholas has in excess of twenty years' experience in the area of asset management and investment funds and has worked in both legal and finance related positions during this time. Nicholas has extensive experience advising funds, promoters and service providers on a wide range of asset management and investment fund related matters, including on the establishment, authorisation and operation of all types of Irish investment funds including UCITS, QIAIFs, RIAIFs, fund of funds, ETF's, master-feeder structures and closed-ended funds. Nicholas has experience advising across a wide range of asset classes and investment strategies including hedge fund, private equity and real estate strategies as well as more traditional liquid investment strategies, with particular expertise in advising managers of fixed income and debt focussed investment strategies.
Nicholas also has extensive experience advising on cross-border asset management and investment fund related matters and has previously advised on the establishment of investment fund platforms involving funds in jurisdictions outside of Ireland, including parallel investment fund structures.
Head of department Nicholas Blake-Knox enters the rankings on the back of strong peer and client feedback. His broad practice covers a range of fund mandates including UCITS. Sources praise him for his "flexible and responsive" approach.