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Rory Gallaher

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Rory has over 35 years’ experience in financial services law, with particular emphasis on investment funds and securities issues. He was head of Deacons’ Financial Services Practice Group from 1999 to 2013.

He has advised a substantial number of international fund management groups in the retail fund industry as well as being heavily involved in the development of the Asian hedge fund industry since the 1990s. He advises on the establishment of a wide variety of investment products, licensing, regulatory and compliance issues.

He is a regular speaker at conferences on investment fund and securities issues.

Professional Memberships

Chair of the Investment Funds Committee of the International Bar Association (2013, co-chair 2014)

Member, Executive Committee of AIMA Hong Kong and Co-Chair, AIMA Hong Kong Regulatory Sub-Committee (1999-2013)

Member, AIMA HK working group on Open-Ended Fund Company consultation

Member, Regulatory Sub-Committee of the Hong Kong Investment Funds Association (1999-2013)

Fund Manager Code of Conduct Working Group, Alternative Investment Management Association