Lindsay Trapp
Partner | Charlotte | Dublin
Lindsay Trapp

Lindsay Trapp is a dual American and Irish qualified lawyer who specializes in complex credit fund formation and insurance solutions for private fund sponsors world-wide.

Ms. Trapp’s practice focuses on assisting global asset managers and sponsors in the structuring and formation of complex credit private funds and structured credit funds as well as assisting with post-establishment compliance and distribution. Situated within Dechert’s market leading Structured Credit and CLO group, Ms. Trapp provides specialist advice in relation to: rated funds and other structures for capital-efficient insurance investing globally; complex cross-border private credit funds with a focus on treaty and other structures for tax-efficient global fundraising; captive CLO equity funds with EU risk retention compliant manager originators; levered private funds utilizing captive CLOs; Collateralized Fund Obligations; evergreen illiquid asset funds; liquid multi-credit funds, and funds of closed-end funds.  

Ms. Trapp is frequently quoted by industry press including Ignites Europe and Creditflux, where she has been quoted about matters affecting rated funds, insurance investors, private funds, CLOs and their managers in the US and Ireland. She has also been recognized as a Rising Star Partner in IFLR1000 in the area of private equity funds.

In addition to advising global clients on the establishment of private funds, Ms. Trapp provides in time zone advice on AIFMD related issues for U.S. clients and deal teams and provides European clients with assistance regarding the requirements for managing and marketing foreign funds into the United States. Also included in her formation work is upper tier structuring for sponsors and representing investors on their investment into private funds.

Ms. Trapp is admitted in New York and Ireland only; she is not admitted in North Carolina.

  • The SEC’s Sweeping New Private Fund Rules - What Do You Need to Know? | Session 1: Considerations for U.S. Closed-End Fund Managers – Dechert LLP, Webinar (September 27, 2023)
  • Rated Funds Developments, Episode 2 - Dechert On Reg Broadcast Series (August 2023)
  • Examining Rated Note Fund Structures for Insurance Company Investors: A Closer Look at Structural and Rating Considerations – Dechert LLP, Webinar (June 27, 2023)
  • Credit Strategies – Alternative Investments Conference, Institute for Private Capital (March 30, 2023) 
  • Capital raising in Europe: What private capital fund managers need to know – IFI Global and Ocorian, Webinar (March 17, 2023)
  • Demystifying Private Capital Funds – Intertrust Group, Webinar (December 6, 2022)
  • Capital raising in Europe: What US private fund managers need to know – Ocorian, Webinar (June 7, 2022)
  • Structuring for Investor Demand, 2022 Permanent & Private Capital Summit, Dechert LLP – New York, NY (May 24 – 25, 2022)
  • Private Funds — Virtual California Investment Management Symposium, Dechert LLP, Webinar (October 27, 2021)
  • Private Funds Nuts & Bolts: Raising Capital From Insurance Companies | Fund Structuring for Risk-Based/Solvency Capital for Insurance Companies in the U.S. and Europe – Dechert LLP, Webinar (June 23, 2021)
  • Ireland or Luxembourg – Where to establish your fund in Europe? – Carne Webinar (May 27, 2021)
  • Ireland and Alternatives: How regulatory and product enhancements are bringing Ireland back to the Top Table for Alternatives – Dechert and Brown Brothers Harriman, Webinar (March 30, 2021)
  • Ireland: Launch Point for European Fundraising – Privcap Podcast (December 8, 2020) (a publication and video are available here)
  • Private Funds Nuts & Bolts: How Can Your Fund Avoid ERIS(A)ky Business? An Introduction to ERISA and Pooled Investment Funds — Dechert LLP, Webinar (October 14, 2020)
  • Private Funds Nuts & Bolts: Structuring for Credit Funds with U.S. Originated Loans – Dechert LLP, Webinar (June 10, 2020)
  • Global Trends in Private Funds – 2019 Global Alternative Funds Symposium, New York, NY (June 4, 2019)
  • Investment Funds Conference: Disruption and Change in the Investment Funds Industry – Dechert LLP, Luxembourg (November 29, 2018)
  • Navigating Global Developments in the Investment Funds Industry - Opportunities for Ireland – Dechert LLP, Dublin, Ireland (June 27, 2018)
  • Latest Developments in the Irish Funds Industry: What Asset Managers Need to Know – Dechert LLP, London, UK (November 23, 2017)
  • Navigating Global Regulatory Change in the Investment Funds Industry – Opportunities for Ireland - Dublin (June 8, 2017)
  • Fund Structures & Capital Raising: Opportunities & Challenges – Dechert LLP, Hong Kong (October 6, 2016)
  • Fund Structures & Capital Raising: Opportunities & Challenges – Dechert LLP, Singapore (October 4, 2016)


    • University of Denver, B.S., Business Administration, 2004, magna cum laude with University Honours
    • University College Cork, Graduate Diploma in Law, 2006
    • Saint Louis University, J.D., International Law, 2007
    • Attorney – New York, Solicitor – Ireland (based overseas)
    • Not admitted in North Carolina