John has extensive experience in financial services and regulatory law, with a particular focus on the establishment, operation and ongoing maintenance of all types of investment funds, including UCITS funds and AIFMD-compliant funds, across a broad range of strategies (including private equity style closed funds and liquid alternatives). He has worked on large master-feeder and managed account platforms and launched flagship ICAV platforms for large institutional asset managers and investment banks.
John also advises service providers to funds, including AIFMs, fund management companies, investment managers and administrators and custodians on Irish legal, regulatory and compliance matters. John has particular experience in alternative and hedge fund structures authorised in accordance with AIFMD.
John joined Maples and Calder in 2011 and was elected as a partner in 2016. He previously worked in the investment funds group of a leading Irish law firm, and trained in a top tier Dublin funds practice.
Trinity College Dublin, LLB Ling. Ger. (Hons)
Law Society of Ireland, Diploma in Finance Law
2008 – Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland
2010 – Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales (not practising as an English solicitor)