We represent investment funds and their managers in guiding them through the structuring and establishment of investment funds across every conceivable strategy in Ireland.  We also focus on setting up the managing entity and advising on its successful operation over the long term.

Experience

  • The establishment and structuring of both regulated and unregulated funds, including UCITS and AIFs across all asset classes in the liquidity spectrum.
  • Transitions from a self-managed investment fund to an externally-managed investment fund.
  • The establishment and structuring of ESG UCITS and AIFs with bespoke investment strategies, including all related SFDR and taxonomy pre-contractual disclosures.
  • The establishment and structuring of QIAIF investment limited partnerships (ILP), authorised under Ireland’s new ILP legislative and regulatory regime.
  • Investment fund restructurings involving the migration of existing investment fund structures to and from Ireland.
Head of Practice
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David Naughton

Partner

dnaughton@lkshields.ie
+353 1 637 1585


More from our Asset Management and Investment Funds team

Awards &
Recommendations

‘This is one of the strongest fund and regulatory teams in Ireland. They have a broad experience across asset classes and have a clear idea of the expectations and requirements of the CBI.' Recommended for Investment Funds.

Legal 500 2023
Awards &
Recommendations

"The LK Shields team is always very responsive and takes the time to understand the nature of their clients' businesses and how any instructions relate to that business." Recommended for Investment Funds.

Chambers Europe 2023
Awards &
Recommendations

Recommended for Investment Funds.

Chambers Global 2023
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David Naughton

Partner

dnaughton@lkshields.ie
+353 1 637 1585

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David Williams

Partner

dwilliams@lkshields.ie
+353 1 637 1542

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Katrina Smyth

Senior Associate

ksmyth@lkshields.ie
+353 16371548

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Mina Dawood

Associate Solicitor

mdawood@lkshields.ie
+353 16371517

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