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Ian Conlon

Maples and Calder Dublin
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Ian is a partner in the Investment Management group in Maples' Dublin office.  He has extensive experience in the establishment, operation and regulation of all available fund vehicles in both the UCITS and AIFMD space, with particular focus on alternative investment funds, such as managed account platforms, hedge funds, private equity, fund of funds and real estate structures. 

Ian has extensive expertise in the ICAV space, having advised on the first ICAV authorised by the Central Bank and numerous innovative ICAV structures, redomiciliations and conversions to date. Ian has particular experience in the establishment, operation and structuring of property/real estate ICAVs, having acted on many of the largest refinancings of Irish property in the ICAV structure with international financial institutions. 

Ian also has significant expertise advising in the areas of derivatives, prime brokerage and securities law.

Professional Background

Ian joined Maples and Calder in 2010 from a large Irish corporate law firm.  Prior to that, he worked in the prime brokerage division of UBS AG.


University College Dublin, BCOMM (Hons)

Professional / Civic Activities

Ian is an active member of the Irish funds' industry body, Irish Funds. He is currently a member of the Private Equity working group, having previously acted as chair of the ELTIF working group.

Bar Admissions

2007 - Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland

Recent Articles

Ian has published numerous articles in funds industry publications and journals. Ian also co-authored with Adam Donoghue the chapter on Irish fund regulation in the 2nd Edition of Hedge Funds – Jurisdictional comparisons.

Areas of Expertise

Investment Funds
Hedge Funds

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