Katrina is an experienced financial services solicitor specialising in Investment Funds and Asset Management.
Katrina advises asset managers in the structuring, launch and ongoing operation of Irish UCITS and AIF investment funds. Katrina also advises asset managers, fund service providers and other regulated financial services providers (RFSPs) in relation to applicable legal, regulatory and compliance matters including UCITS, AIFMD, MiFID II and IDR requirements.
Advising on the establishment of a variety of UCITS and AIF structures, with a diverse ranges of focus to include real estate, bespoke thematic investing, Article 8 SFDR and life settlement.
Advising on change of fund service provider applications with the Central Bank.
Advising MiFID firms on the structuring of unauthorised AIFs with registered AIFMs, and compliance with MiFID II requirements.
Acting for Irish management companies, investment firms, and insurance intermediaries on their licensing applications.
Advising on the regulatory aspects of acquisitions, including CBI change of control requirements, due diligence and regulatory contractual terms.
Advised on the scope of regulated insurance services in Ireland, including in connection with furniture care service plans and a ticketing refund plan.
Advised a car leasing company in connection with hire purchase agreements coming within scope of the CBI’s retail credit and credit servicing requirements.
Advised a cash-in-transit entity on regulated payment services in Ireland in connection with proposed new services.
Advised entities including MiFID firms and payment institutions on passporting in and out of Ireland.
Advising e-money institutions and crowdfunding service providers with ongoing PCF applications and fitness and probity requirements.