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James Meehan

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OVERVIEW

James is a consultant on Maples and Calder's Funds & Investment Management team in the Maples Group's Cayman Islands office.  He advises on the establishment, authorisation, operation and maintenance of all types of Irish domiciled investment funds, with particular focus on ICAVs regulated under the UCITS or AIFMD regime.  James advises global asset managers on a broad range of asset classes and the implementation of strategies through a variety of fund structures, including exchange traded funds, master-feeders, fund of funds, funds with wholly-owned special purpose vehicles and private equity funds. He also advises sponsors seeking to obtain authorisation of an Irish entity as a UCITS management company, AIFM or MiFID investment firm and the exercise of management passport permissions for such entities across the EU.  In addition, he advises and supports clients on all aspects of regulatory change ‒ arising from Brexit, CP86 and MiFID II, among others ‒ effecting their Irish funds.

BACKGROUND

James joined the Maples Group as a trainee in 2011.  Upon qualification in 2014, he joined the Funds & Investment Management team.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

James is a member of the Law Society of Ireland.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Funds & Investment Management

BAR ADMISSIONS

2014 – Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland

2017 – Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales (not practising)

EDUCATION

Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, LL.M, 2010

University College Dublin, Ireland, BCL (First Class Honours), 2009

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