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Ranking tables

Global Ireland Investment Funds

This section recognises firms with demonstrable expertise in Private Equity: Fund Formation, and Hedge Funds, on a global level.

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Band 1
  1. A&L Goodbody
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    A&L Goodbody
    Investment Funds
    Global 2022 | Band 1 | 1 Years Ranked
    A&L Goodbody assists international financial institutions with the establishment and authorisation of UCITS and non-UCITS funds, including QIAIFs and ETFs. The law firm earns praise for property funds expertise. The legal practice has secured regulatory approval for the establishment of novel products, including cannabis ETFs. A&L Goodbody assists with the approval process to allow fund managers to become authorised UCITS management companies or AIFMs. The law firm benefits from a key team based in London that advises UK-based asset managers on Irish funds matters.
  2. Arthur Cox
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    Arthur Cox
    Investment Funds
    Global 2022 | Band 1 | 1 Years Ranked
    Arthur Cox is a powerful practice boasting expertise in a wide range of matters. The law firm has a strong reputation for work on the establishment of ETFs, with further experience in standalone mandates in which ETFs seek to adopt an ICSD model for the settlement of transactions. The legal practice's key individuals earn praise for specialised experience in creation of MMFs or property funds. Arthur Cox assists with the creation of funds that incorporate ESG provisions. The law firm has assisted several UK-based fund managers with the migration of their operations to Ireland and assists clients with AIFMD authorisation matters. Arthur Cox frequently acts for US-based clients on Irish law matters.
  3. Maples Group
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    Maples Group
    Investment Funds
    Global 2022 | Band 1 | 1 Years Ranked
    Maples Group earns praise for advice to US or UK investment firms establishing Irish UCITS or AIF management companies, including those that require 'top-up' MiFID permissions. The law firm maintains a market-leading reputation for advice on the set-up and authorisation of alternative investment funds. Maples Group has specific experience in the structuring of LQIAIFs. The law firm's global fund registrations team affords promoters access to investors across Europe and other key markets. Maples Group is part of a global team that has local capabilities in markets such as the Cayman Islands, Luxembourg and the British Virgin Islands.
  4. Matheson LLP
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    Matheson LLP
    Investment Funds
    Global 2022 | Band 1 | 1 Years Ranked
    Matheson is an esteemed offering that regularly handles fund formation mandates and assists with the establishment and authorisation of fund management companies. The law firm earns praise for specific MiFID or investment management regulatory expertise. The legal practice assists with all corporate, commercial and regulatory matters arising for independent fund service providers expanding into the Irish market through global M&A transactions. Matheson advises on the launch of new sub-funds on UCITS platforms and assists with the transitioning of third-party managers away from the same. The law firm also handles standalone mandates relating to the drafting of fund services agreements, including within the context of the replacement of existing management companies.
  5. Dillon Eustace
    Investment Funds
    Global 2022 | Band 1
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Band 2
  1. Dechert LLP
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    Dechert LLP
    Investment Funds
    Global 2022 | Band 2 | 1 Years Ranked
    Dechert 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. The law firm assists with the establishment of local UCITS ManCos, AIFMs or MiFID firms, often for international firms restructuring activities out of the UK. It advises investment management firms on the change of funds service providers. Dechert also counts major third-party managers among key clients.
  2. William Fry
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    William Fry
    Investment Funds
    Global 2022 | Band 2 | 1 Years Ranked
    William Fry acts for a number of top financial service providers and investment managers on a variety of fund structures and products. Key partners at the law firm attract attention for their work on behalf of ETF promoters. It has a dedicated global funds registrations team that assists clients seeking to sell funds across Europe and worldwide. William Fry advises on applications to the Irish Central Bank for MiFID permissions or for the authorisation of fund management companies, including those offering third-party management services.
  3. McCann FitzGerald LLP
    Investment Funds
    Global 2022 | Band 2
  4. Simmons & Simmons LLP
    Investment Funds
    Global 2022 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. LK Shields Solicitors LLP
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    LK Shields Solicitors LLP
    Investment Funds
    Global 2022 | Band 3 | 1 Years Ranked
    LK Shields Solicitors advises investment managers and providers of fund administration services on diverse regulatory matters. The law firm has experience in inspections or sanctions proceedings initiated by the Irish Central Bank. LK Shields Solicitors assists with the appointment of fund managers and the establishment and authorisation of investment funds, including private equity funds and ETFs.
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    Walkers
    Investment Funds
    Global 2022 | Band 3 | 1 Years Ranked
    Walkers advises on the creation of UCITS umbrella funds and on subsequent launches of sub-funds, including for companies that host third-party managers. The law firm advises on the appointment of third-party management companies or the negotiation of depositary agreements. It further acts for international clients seeking to set up fund management companies in Ireland. The Dublin branch is well connected as part of the Walkers global network.
  3. Mason Hayes & Curran LLP
    Investment Funds
    Global 2022 | Band 3