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Maples Group Named Top Legal Adviser to Irish-Serviced Funds for 10th Year

23 Feb 2023

Maples and Calder, the Maples Group's law firm, is delighted to announce that its Irish Funds & Investment Management practice has retained its position as the top legal adviser to Irish-serviced funds for the 10th consecutive year as ranked by Monterey Insight.  The report, published earlier this week, reinforces the firm's reputation as the market-leading adviser to the Irish funds industry. 

Eimear O'Dwyer, Co-head of the Irish Funds & Investment Management practice at the Maples Group, commented on the results: "We are delighted to retain our position as Ireland's leading legal adviser to Irish-serviced funds. To maintain this status for 10 years running is a testament to the hard work of our exceptionally talented team and demonstrates the trust, confidence and loyalty that clients have in both the quality of our services and calibre of our lawyers".

"As the largest funds team in Ireland, advising on 1,470 funds in the past year, we have had the privilege of supporting clients on several industry 'firsts' including advising on the first regulatory approval for Irish funds to obtain exposure to cryptocurrencies."

Adam Donoghue, Co-head of the Irish Funds & Investment Management Group commented on trends for the year ahead: "We anticipate that ESG / impact funds will continue to be a core theme of 2023.  Our dedicated financial services regulatory and governance expertise combined with the recent launch of our new ESG solutions has significantly enhanced our existing legal, fund, fiduciary, regulatory compliance and entity formation and management services offering, and ensures that we can effectively support the funds industry globally with best-in-class services and solutions."

The publication of the ranking follows the firm's success at the ETF Stream Awards 2022 last November, where the firm was awarded ETF Law Firm of the Year. The firm's unique experience of having led on the first European mutual fund conversion to an ETF saw them stand out from other domestic law firms. This impressive feat required integration of the necessary elements of the ETF ecosystem into a previously existing mutual fund context.

Partners in the Maples Group's Irish Funds & Investment Management practice led by Adam Donoghue and Eimear O'Dwyer also include:  

Monterey Insight is a leading independent fund research company that provides comprehensive statistical analysis of the Ireland, Luxembourg, Guernsey, Jersey and UK fund industries: the only complete reference of service providers for all funds serviced in these jurisdictions. 


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