Pádraig is a partner of Maples and Calder's Funds & Investment Management team in the Maples Group's Cayman Islands office. He specialises in financial services law and is Head of the Maples Group's Irish Cayman Islands' desk. He has over 10 years' experience in advising leading international financial clients on the establishment, authorisation, operation and regulation of all types of investment funds, including UCITS, AIFs, non-regulated funds in the hedge fund and private equity space and other specialised fund products including the ICAV. In addition to advising the promoters and investment managers to such funds, he also advises other fund services providers including administrators, depositaries, prime brokers and investment advisers as well as fund investors and board directors.
Pádraig's recent expertise includes advising on the establishment of a private equity style structure to allow EU investors access to off-shore multi-jurisdictional funds, re-domiciliation of a flagship AIF to Ireland to create a global distribution platform, establishment of a private equity style cross-jurisdictional pharma royalty fund and general advices on Brexit, CP86, ESMA Opinions as well as ongoing advices on Third Country AIFs seeking access to European capital. Pádraig has also written and spoken extensively on ESG and ILP reform in Ireland.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Funds & Investment Management
Maples Group Ranked as Top Funds Legal Adviser for 7th Year Running
Maples and Calder Ranked as Top Irish Funds Legal Adviser
Michael Smurfit Business School DBS (Hons)
Law Society of Ireland, Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Finance Law
Central Beneficial Ownership Register Introduced for ICAVs and Unit Trusts
European Commission Initiatives on Sustainable Finance - Draft Acts
Introducing the Pricing Process: New ESMA Guidance on Fund Costs Reporting
Funds and Investment Management Update - Ireland and Luxembourg - Q1 2020
ESMA Final Guidance on Performance Fees in UCITS and certain AIFs
COVID-19 Ireland Update: Electronic Signatures