In a further significant expansionist move, leading corporate and commercial law firm LK Shields has appointed Adrian Mulryan as Head of Financial Services.
Adrian brings over twenty years’ experience of the financial services sector where he has worked in a variety of roles in-house and in private practice in both Ireland and the UK.
Adrian has an extensive understanding of cross-border issues related to the structuring, marketing and distribution of investment products in Europe. His notable achievements include the delivery of the first active ETFs in Europe; the first China RQFII ETF in Europe; the first UCITS ETFs listed on SIX and the first Irish exchange-traded precious metal products.
Adrian began his career with LK Shields and since that time he has held senior roles in private practice at both Allen & Overy and Arthur Cox in London and Dublin.
Adrian also has extensive experience in-house having worked as Head of Retail Issuance (Legal) for ABN AMRO / RBS. In addition, he was a founding employee and General Counsel for Source ETF where he was responsible for all legal work related to product launches, European distribution, product maintenance and general compliance matters.
Emmet Scully, Managing Partner, LK Shields Solicitors said: "Adrian’s achievements to date speak volumes and we are delighted to welcome him back to the firm. It is an exciting and challenging time in the financial services sector and Adrian's wealth of international knowledge and expertise will provide our clients with an invaluable resource.”
Michael Kavanagh, Chairman, LK Shields Solicitors said: "Adrian’s appointment reflects the continued strategic development of the firm and will further drive the considerable growth we are seeing from our international client base."
Adrian Mulryan, Head of Financial Services, LK Shields Solicitors said: "I am delighted to return to my alma mater. The core value of client-centric service delivery remains as strong as ever. In a time of falling margins for many in asset management the value proposition, allied to the quality of service, is already attracting considerable national and international interest. My experience as a founding employee of a multi-billion ETF business adds an interesting dimension to our offering."