David Layden


David Layden


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


David Layden focuses his practice on financial services and investment management matters, with particular emphasis on the structuring, establishment, management, marketing and restructuring of investment funds, including hedge funds, UCITS funds and private equity funds. Mr. Layden advises on the formation and structuring of a variety of fund structures across a broad range of asset classes (both liquid and illiquid strategies) and domiciled in a range of onshore and offshore jurisdictions for UK, US and European asset managers.

A particular emphasis of Mr. Layden’s practice is the establishment and management of open-ended fund structures (UCITS funds and AIFs) and their management companies. 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 co-authored the “Ireland” chapter of Sweet & Maxwell’s Law and Regulation of Investment Management, 3rd edition.

  • University College Dublin, Bachelor of Civil Law, 2013
  • England and Wales
  • Solicitor, Law Society of Ireland
  • Advises both UK and US asset managers on the establishment and ongoing maintenance of regulated entities in Ireland (both UCITS management companies and AIFMs).
  • Advises both UK, US and European managers on the establishment and maintenance of Irish domiciled UCITS funds.
  • Advises various U.K. AIFMs on the establishment and maintenance of QIAIF master-feeder ICAVs.
  • Advises various U.K. AIFMs on the establishment of offshore fund structures (both open and closed-ended).
  • Advises various asset managers on UK, Irish and EU regulatory issues in relation to the structuring of funds, separate accounts and other investment product and services.