David Layden


David Layden


London | 160 Queen Victoria Street, London, UK EC4V 4QQ
+44 20 7184 7412 | +44 20 7184 7001


David Layden advises on the structuring, establishment, management and marketing of a variety of investment funds and fund platforms domiciled in a range of onshore and offshore jurisdictions for UK, US and European asset managers.

Mr. Layden’s practice is focused on the formation and structuring of investment funds (both liquid and illiquid strategies), including open-ended, hybrids and closed-ended fund structures. A particular emphasis of Mr. Layden’s practice is the establishment and management of open-ended fund structures (UCITS funds and AIFs). Mr. Layden also provides ongoing advice on general corporate, compliance and UK, Irish and EU regulatory issues with a particular focus on MiFID.

Mr. Layden has co-authored the “Ireland” chapter of Sweet & Maxwell’s Law and Regulation of Investment Management, 3rd edition.

Mr. Layden is closely involved with a number of industry bodies including the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) for which he contributed to Edition 122 of the AIMA Journal. 

  • Advises on the structuring, establishment and management of UCITS and AIFs (including open-ended, hybrids and closed-ended fund structures).
  • Advises on the establishment and ongoing management of regulated entities in Ireland (UCITS management companies, AIFMs and MiFID firms).
  • Advises on UK, Irish and EU regulatory issues in relation to the structuring of funds, separate accounts and other investment product and services.
  • University College Dublin, Bachelor of Civil Law, 2013
  • England and Wales
  • Solicitor, Law Society of Ireland