New Investment Funds Partner Appointment at LK Shields

PUBLISHED: 15th April 2019

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David Naughton is the second senior partner to join the Asset Management & Investment Funds Team in the past month

Leading corporate and commercial law firm LK Shields has appointed David Naughton as a Partner in Asset Management & Investment Funds.  David’s appointment swiftly follows that of Adrian Mulryan who joined as new Head of the Team in March.

David brings 17 years’ experience specialising in investment funds.  He primarily advises on the authorisation, launch and ongoing operation of all types of funds, across the liquidity spectrum, and management companies, in Ireland.  He also provides general investment management support and advice on the regulatory obligations that fund managers’ contend with.

His notable achievements include the delivery of the first Irish collective asset-management vehicle authorised by the Central Bank of Ireland as both an alternative investment fund and as an internally-managed alternative investment fund manager.

Previously, David has held senior roles at William Fry and the Maples Team in Dublin.  He also has valuable in-house lawyer experience, having worked with Nomura and UBS in London. David has served on various industry committees and regularly contributes to international legal and financial publications.

Adrian Mulryan, Head of Asset Management & Investment Funds, LK Shields Solicitors said: "David’s appointment augments our existing asset management expertise.  Our existing global asset management clients will benefit from this injection of talent and it is indicative of our ambition to provide greater strength and depth to our client service offering.” 

Michael Kavanagh, Chairman, LK Shields Solicitors said: "David’s appointment highlights our commitment to our national and international clients to strategically develop and grow to best suit their current and future requirements.”

David Naughton, Partner in Asset Management & Investment Funds, LK Shields Solicitors said: “I am delighted to join the Asset Management & Investment Funds Team at LK Shields.  I arrive at an exciting time when the Team continues to expand in tandem with the growth in our client base.  I look forward to sharing my expertise with my colleagues and clients.”

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