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John Gallagher

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John is a partner of Maples and Calder's Funds & Investment Management team in the Maples Group's Dublin office. He has extensive experience in financial services and regulatory law, with a particular focus on the establishment, operation and ongoing maintenance of all types of investment funds, including UCITS funds and AIFMD-compliant funds, across a broad range of strategies (including private equity style closed funds and liquid alternatives).  He has worked on large master-feeder and managed account platforms and launched flagship ICAV platforms for large institutional asset managers and investment banks.  John also advises service providers to funds, including AIFMs, fund management companies, investment managers and administrators and custodians on Irish legal, regulatory and compliance matters.  He has particular experience in alternative and hedge fund structures authorised in accordance with AIFMD.


John joined the Maples Group in 2011 and was elected as a partner in 2016.  He previously worked in the investment funds group of a leading Irish law firm, and trained in a top tier Dublin funds practice.

John is recommended by The Legal 500 EMEA where clients report that "John Gallagher is very responsive and on top of industry trends. Always finds excellent commercial solutions to the most challenging issues, highly recommended", "he is responsive, technically skilled and takes a commercial approach" and "his wider experience is invaluable and at times remarkable".  In IFLR1000 clients attest that "John has a detailed understanding of technically challenging issues, with an ability to explain these in clear and plain language. He has extensive knowledge of the Irish funds industry and complex fund structures, including private equity schemes" and is "personable and has a depth and breadth of knowledge across and outside the practice area".


Funds & Investment Management





2008 – Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland

2010 – Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales (not practising as an English solicitor)


Trinity College Dublin, Eire, LLB Ling. Ger. (Hons)

Law Society of Ireland, Eire, Diploma in Finance Law


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