Ian is a partner of Maples and Calder's Funds & Investment Management team in the Maples Group's Dublin office. He has extensive experience in the establishment, operation and regulation of both UCITS and AIFMD funds, with particular focus on alternatives, including hedge funds, private equity, managed account platforms, fund of funds and real asset structures. Ian has significant expertise in the ICAV space, having advised on the first ICAV authorised by the Central Bank of Ireland and numerous innovative ICAV structures, redomiciliations and conversions to date.
Ian regularly advises asset managers looking to establish Irish authorised AIFMs, UCITS and MiFID management companies. He also has significant expertise advising in the areas of derivatives, prime brokerage and securities law.
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
Maples and Calder Consistently Ranked Number 1 for Irish Funds
Maples and Calder Advises First ICAV Registration with Central Bank of Ireland
QIAIF Loan Origination- Another First for Maples and Calder
Ian joined the Maples Group in 2010 from a large Irish corporate law firm. Previously, he worked in the prime brokerage division of UBS AG. Ian is ranked in the Chambers Global Guide 2020 and is also recommended in The Legal 500 2019 rankings. He has been described by clients as "very knowledgeable on the technical facts and commercially very experienced", "skilled with good knowledge of the regulatory framework" and "commercial, practical and thorough understanding of our firm's business".
2007 - Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland
University College Dublin, BCOMM (Hons)
Ian is an active industry participant. He currently chairs the Irish Funds' AIFMD II Review Working Group. He is also a member of the AIF Regulation and Innovation Working Group and the Events Working Groups. Ian is a regular contributor to international fund publications and journals and co-authored (with Ronan Cremin) the Ireland chapter in the Chambers and Partners Alternative Funds Guide 2019. He is also a regular speaker at various industry conferences.
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