Jeff Mackey


Jeff Mackey


Dublin | 3 George's Dock, IFSC, Dublin D01 X5X0
+353 1 436 8521 | +353 1 436 8501

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Jeff Mackey focuses his practice on the establishment and authorization of investment funds, including alternative investment funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and European undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities (UCITS). Most notably, he advised on the establishment of the first Irish authorized actively managed UCITS ETF. Mr. Mackey regularly represents Irish based fund service providers and many financial institutions that conduct business in Ireland, including investment managers and promoters engaged in credit funds, equity funds, fixed income funds, money market funds and real estate funds. He also acts for UCITS management companies and alternative investment fund managers.

Mr. Mackey has significant experience advising clients on a broad range of legal and regulatory matters in the financial services sector. In addition, he counsels clients on the registration of investment funds in Asia and Europe.

Mr. Mackey is a frequent contributor to ETF publications and is a regular speaker at industry events.

Prior to joining Dechert, Mr. Mackey was with Dillon Eustace.


Significant Representations

  • A U.K. asset manager on the establishment and maintenance of a UCITS platform for distribution in Asia.
  • A UCITS management company on its application to the Central Bank for authorization as an AIFM.
  • A U.K. AIFM on the establishment and maintenance of a QIAIF master-feeder ICAV.
  • An ETF on the introduction of an international clearing and settlement system as well as a cross-listing solution.
  • University College Dublin, B.A., History and Politics, 2002
  • Solicitor, Law Society of Ireland
  • England and Wales