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.
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
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.
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
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