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Peter Stapleton

Maples and Calder Dublin
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Peter heads the Investment Management group in Maples and Calder's Dublin office and regularly advises investors, sponsors, fund managers and investment banks on the establishment, structuring, financing, public and private distribution and ongoing operation of UCITS and AIFs, including hedge funds, funds of funds, master feeders, private equity funds, managed account platforms and bespoke structures.  Peter has significant expertise advising in the areas of derivatives, prime brokerage, investment services, MiFID and securities law.  His clients include financial institutions carrying out business in Ireland or transacting with Irish-domiciled counterparties from other jurisdictions. He holds several senior positions on industry groups and regularly works with Irish regulatory and governmental bodies on enhancing Ireland’s financial services regime.

Professional Background

Peter joined Maples and Calder in 2010. He was previously a partner with a leading Irish law firm where he also managed their North American legal representative office. Peter has also worked for a global investment bank and a law firm in Luxembourg.

Peter is widely recognised as a leading lawyer in the financial services arena in Ireland and has been recommended by industry journals including IFLR1000, Legal 500, Chambers and Partners and Who's Who Legal. Peter has been nominated as one of the outstanding practitioners in investment funds in the Guide to the World's Leading Banking, Finance and Transactional Lawyers. Clients commend him for his "superior understanding of all issues related to funds formation" and have described Peter as "the AIFMD guru".


Peter is a graduate of University College Dublin and the Université of Nancy.

Professional / Civic Activities

Peter has written several articles for the IBA and industry journals, has lectured on Financial Services Law at private conferences and for the Law Society of Ireland, and has advised the Commercial Law Centre of University College Dublin on developments in Financial Services Law. He is Chair of the Irish Fund industry association's Alternative Investment Product Group, a member of AIMA's Asset Management Working Group and past chairman of Hedge Funds Care Ireland.

Bar Admissions

2003 – Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland

Areas of Expertise

Investment Funds
Hedge Funds

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