Donnchadh advises on all aspects of financial services regulation in Ireland

Donnchadh has particular expertise in advising on the AIFMD (Alternative Investment Funds Managers Directive), UCITS (Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities), and MiFID (the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive).

Clients include investment fund promoters, management companies, service providers to investment funds, institutional investors as well as investment business firms.

Experience

  • Experienced in the structuring, regulatory approval and launch of a range of funds, including QIAIFs, non-UCITS, and UCITS, as well as the listing of such funds on the Irish Stock Exchange.
  • Experience in the restructuring and redomiciliation of investment funds, including advising on the relocation of UCITS into Ireland, the conversion of existing funds into ICAVs, and advising on the cross-border merger of an Irish and Luxembourg UCITS.
  • Advises investment fund managers on the process of obtaining Central Bank authorisation as an AIFM (alternative investment fund manager).
  • Advising on the ongoing legal and regulatory obligations of investment funds, including Central Bank filings, and the requirements of the Prospectus Directive, the Transparency Directive, and Market Abuse law.
  • Advises directors on corporate governance matters and on obtaining approval under the Central Bank's Fitness & Probity regime.
  • Experience in assisting clients in dealing with the Central Bank's Administrative Sanctions procedure.
  • Advises on compliance with Ireland's anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing laws.

Contact Donnchadh

+353 1 637 1548
dmccarthy@lkshields.ie

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  • Admitted as a Solicitor in Ireland
    Law Society of Ireland
    2016
  • BCL (Hons)
    University College Cork
    2006

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