Dechert’s Dublin office provides asset managers with full scope support in the operation of their investment products and investment management activities. Our experienced and innovative team in Dublin offers in-depth industry knowledge and practical, commercial advice.
We are uniquely positioned to support asset managers on a global scale as the only law firm with lawyers in all of Europe’s leading centres for investment funds – Dublin, Frankfurt, London, Luxembourg, Munich and Paris – as well as throughout the United States and in Asia.
We provide domestic and international investment managers/promoters with structuring, establishment and ongoing compliance advice on both alternative funds and UCITS covering all types of strategies and asset classes, such as:
- Private equity funds
- Real estate funds
- Life settlement funds
- Loan origination and debt funds
- Funds of funds– Money market funds
- Solvency II compliant funds
- CTA funds
- Infrastructure funds
We also advise on the appropriate Irish vehicle for your fund from the full range available, including ICAVs, Investment Limited Partnerships, Unit Trusts, Common Contractual Funds and special purpose vehicles.
MiFID II could potentially have a significant impact on your business. We are uniquely positioned within the Irish market to provide MiFID advice through reviewing matters such as internal processes and procedures, distribution strategies and your existing relationships with clients and other third parties. We also advise on specific elements of MiFID II such as the unbundling of research services. Our MiFID II advice includes development of compliance programmes, which may include updating of your technological requirements, documentation and policies and procedures.
Whatever the impact of Brexit on your business, we can provide a tailored solution to help minimise disruption to your business. Our experienced team can provide a range of contingency plans or immediate structuring options with respect to your investment fund infrastructure or distribution arrangements. We leverage off our MiFID II, fund distribution and management company expertise together with our global presence to offer effective solutions.
We assist in our clients’ capital raising objectives through our focus on fund distribution. First, we assist in the development and design of investment fund products based upon the markets or sectors that our client wishes to access. For example, we may recommend a specific investment fund product or share class in order to comply with relevant local marketing laws. Then, once the investment fund product is correctly structured and authorised, our Dublin-based distribution team completes all necessary registrations, negotiation of distribution agreements and ongoing compliance matters. Through our global network, we provide or coordinate advice on the global marketing and sale of investment funds in approximately 100 countries worldwide.
Dechert’s financial services group has a leading ETF practice representing a significant percentage of the universe of ETF sponsors. We are experienced advisers Attorney advising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. on ETF fund formation and the development of new ETF products. Our lawyers in Dublin have advised on “first-of-kind” ETF structures and transactions in Ireland. Our expertise includes drafting and negotiating the full range of operational documents for ETFs, advising on regional and international settlement solutions together with listing and cross-listing options.
We provide the full range of advice and support for asset managers operating or advising funds in Ireland. This includes:
- Custody matters
- Derivatives trading documentation
- Risk management
- Global tax issues
- ERISA and US regulatory issues
- Fund litigation
- Governance (such as CP86 compliance)
We provide Irish UCITS management companies, AIFMs and “super-management companies” with advice on obtaining initial authorisation in Ireland and on ongoing compliance matters. Our lawyers have been involved in the provision of advice during a Central Bank of Ireland “PRISM” review. We also provide bespoke advice depending on the circumstances of the management company, including advice on matters such as the maintenance and investment of capital and the creation of risk profiles and risk parameters for funds under management. We also assist international clients on establishing such operations in Ireland and work with our other European offices on matters pertaining to the establishment of local Irish branches.
World Passport is our global registration, marketing and compliance service for UCITS funds and AIFs. It provides a convenient, centralised system to complete fund registrations and address ongoing compliance and distribution matters.
World Compass is a global web-based marketing compliance resource that provides clear, user-friendly information on marketing UCITS, AIFs and managed accounts on a private placement basis in approximately 100 countries worldwide.
Dechert Secretarial Limited (DSL) is our corporate secretarial solution in Dublin (meetings, board papers, corporate filings) that also includes an online portal for the management of board papers and a repository for key fund documentation. DSL also includes a designated email address for the relevant fund through which correspondence with the Central Bank can be managed.
Dechert in Ireland is an Irish partnership regulated by the Law Society of Ireland.