David Naughton is head of the firm’s financial services practice.

David focuses his practice on investment fund formation, debt capital markets and financial services regulatory matters. He primarily represents institutional and entrepreneurial investment managers, financial services firms and private investment funds in all aspects of their business.

David’s experience includes structuring investment management firms, hedge funds, private equity funds, hybrid funds and funds of funds; and structuring and negotiating seed and strategic investments. He also regularly advises investment management firms and their principals on financial services regulatory compliance and acquisitions in Ireland. David frequently advises fund clients in the ESG and fintech spaces and is developing expertise in digital asset fund structures

Experience

  • Advised a large U.K. manager on the enhancement of its UCITS management company’s licence through the addition of an AIFM licence, with a bolt-on authorisation to perform IPM;
  • Advised a UCITS management company on the passporting of its marketing licence into various EU member states on both a freedom of establishment and freedom of services basis;
  • Advised a leading asset manager in Ireland on the extension of its AIFM licence through the addition of a UCITS management company licence;
  • Advised the promoter of an ICAV, regulated as a multi-investment manager UCITS, pursuing a range of investment strategies;
  • Advised the asset manager of a unit trust, regulated as a RIAIF, on its re-authorisation as a UCITS and as a money market fund;
  • Advised the asset manager of an ICAV, regulated as a QIAIF, on the approval of a new sub-fund pursuing a private equity strategy.

More about David Naughton

Awards &
Recommendations

Recommended for Investment Funds.

Legal 500 2022
Awards &
Recommendations

Recommended for Investment Funds.

Legal 500 2021
Awards &
Recommendations

Recommended for Investment Funds.

Legal 500 2020
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  • BBLS
    UCD
    1998
  • LLM
    TCD
    1999
  • Admitted as a Solicitor in Ireland
    Law Society of Ireland
    2002

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