Lindsay Trapp


Lindsay Trapp


New York | Three Bryant Park, 1095 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY, United States of America 10036-6797
+1 212 698 3810 | +1 212 698 3599


Lindsay Trapp is a dual American and Irish qualified lawyer who joined Dechert in 2011 after four years with Irish Funds as Executive Officer of Legal and Technical.

Ms. Trapp’s practice focuses on assisting U.S. and European asset managers and sponsors in the formation of private funds and SPVs including an emphasis on the structuring and establishment of cross-border US, European and offshore structures as well as assisting with post-establishment compliance and distribution. Ms. Trapp provides specialist advice in relation to the structuring, setup and compliance of regulated and unregulated private funds/AIFs globally, particularly private credit, private equity, CLO equity, funds of closed-end funds and property funds as well as hybrid hedge and liquid multi-credit funds.  Included in her formation work is upper tier structuring for sponsors. Ms. Trapp also works closely with Dechert’s Finance and Real Estate Group in the formation of Irish domiciled securitization and risk retention vehicles on a standalone basis and as part of fund structures.

In addition to advising US and European clients on the establishment of private funds, Ms. Trapp provides in time zone advice on AIFMD related issues for US clients and deal teams and provides European clients with assistance regarding the requirements for managing and marketing foreign funds into the United States.

Ms. Trapp also provides advice to institutional investors in relation to investments in private funds domiciled in a variety of jurisdictions.

Ms. Trapp is a Dechert internal expert in relation to Irish partnership structures. She is currently a member of the Irish Funds AIF Product and Innovation Working Group and the Investment Limited Partnership Legislative Working Group, serving as co-chair of its Limited Partnerships Act 1907 sub-group.

Ms. Trapp is frequently quoted by industry press including Ignites Europe and Creditflux, where she was recently quoted about alternative fund structures including Irish Limited Partnerships. 

  • 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
  • Ireland
  • New York
Speaking Engagements
  • 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)