Michelle Moran focuses on advising European and U.S. clients on the establishment, authorisation and management of all types of retail and institutional investment funds domiciled in the UK, Ireland, Luxembourg and Jersey including UCITS, ICVCs, investment trusts, hedge funds, real estate funds and segregated institutional portfolios. She has experience advising on a wide variety of transactions relating to investment managers, brokers, custodians, fund service providers and operating platforms.
Ms. Moran held various legal positions within the Invesco Group from April 2002 to 2010, most recently serving as Head of Legal for UK & Ireland from October 2004 until joining Dechert. At Invesco, she also held the position of Senior Director and had responsibility for providing legal and regulatory support to Invesco Perpetual, Global Product Range, Powershares ETF, Worldwide Fixed Income and Real Estate fund businesses together with their associated operating platforms and boards. The funds advised on are based in the UK, Ireland, Luxembourg and Jersey and are registered in up to 27 countries around the world.
Ms. Moran has participated on EU Commission Working Groups responsible for putting together proposals for change to UCITS legislation playing a leading role in the introduction of the Key Investor Information Document as part of the suite of UCITS IV reforms.
She was a Panel Member of the Expert Liaison Group and the Investment Bank Advisory Panel both formed by HM Treasury to advise on desired policy and legislative change prompted by the financial crisis. These groups focused principally on the drafting of the Banking Act 2009, related secondary legislation and client asset law and regulation.
Ms. Moran was appointed to the Joint Industry Working Group established by the Central Bank of Ireland to facilitate the development of detailed legislative and regulatory proposals for a revised Client Assets Requirements regime.
She is a member of the Irish Funds Industry Association's Legal and Regulatory Committee and its Distribution Task Force and has previously advised the Investment Management Association and the European Fund Asset Management Association. Prior to joining Invesco, she worked in private practice with Hogan Lovells in London as a corporate finance and private equity lawyer.
Ms. Moran was ranked as one of its “Hot 100” leading lawyers in London by The Lawyer in 2005 and is recommended as a leading lawyer in financial services by Chambers Europe in 2013.
University of London, LL.B., 1993
The College of Law, London, LPC, 1995
England and Wales
Solicitor, Law Society of Ireland