Funds And Financial Services Dispute Resolution - Dillon Eustace

Author:Mr John O'Riordan
Profession:Dillon Eustace

Funds and Financial Services Dispute Resolution

  1. Introduction

The Irish funds industry has over the past twenty years established itself at the forefront on the global funds industry. Ireland is one the few locations worldwide where investment funds are established, managed and serviced in a regulated environment. The wide range of fund structures available in Ireland has facilitated the growth of the industry and US$1.2 trillion worth of assets are currently administered in Ireland.

2. The Financial Services Department

The Financial Services Department within Dillon Eustace comprises the largest investment funds team in Ireland, with over 35 lawyers, comprising Irish, US and UK qualified lawyers, acting for a wide variety of promoters, including banks, asset managers, corporates, insurers and pension schemes. The team advises on a full spectrum of Irish fund products from UCITS to alternative investment funds. Dillon Eustace act as legal advisers to more Irish domiciled funds (Fitzrovia 2006/2007) than any other law firm in Ireland. At present, a total of approximately seven thousand funds are administered in Ireland.

Dillon Eustace acts for many of the leading Irish investment managers and our international clients include GAM, Legal & General, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Fidelity, PIMCO, SociÈtÈ GÈnÈrale, Mellon Bank, AIG, Mediolanum, Close Brothers, Nomura, Nikko, Nissay Vanguard, Santander and many other leading international names.

Dillon Eustace is recognised as a market leader in the area of hedge funds and alternative investment products and has been responsible for the establishment of the majority of alternative structures established here in Ireland. Dillon Eustace also acts for many administrators and prime brokers to Irish domiciled funds.

We are also very active in the listing of funds and debt securities on the Irish Stock Exchange (the "ISE") having listed over 200 Irish and non-Irish funds on the ISE.

Through participation in Irish and international funds related fora ? including the Irish Funds Industry Association, the Irish Government's Funds Group, the International Bar Association Investment Funds Committee and the Alternative Investment Management Association - we are focused on all areas of development in the investment funds arena. Additionally, we seek to offer clients a pan-European service through our alliance with the leading Luxembourg investment funds law firm, Arendt & Medernach.

3. The Dispute...

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