News

Dechert staffs-up Irish funds practice

Ciara_OLearyLaw firm Dechert has grown its funds group with the hiring of Ciara O’Leary as partner in its Dublin office.

O’Leary advises clients on asset management legal and regulatory issues, including a core specialism of exchange-traded funds.

Joining from Maples Group, she is the US company’s second partner hire to its Dublin office, after Carol Widger joined in January, and is the latest in a series of partner hires to Dechert’s global funds practice.

London and Luxembourg-based partner Marianna Tothova joined in early 2019, as well as partner Thiha Tun, who focuses his practice on private investment funds, joining the firm’s London office in March.

Gus Black, global co-chair of Dechert’s financial services group, said: “Clients who use Ireland as a fund domicile are generally doing business on a global scale and value a truly joined-up offering across the US, UK and Ireland as well as other locations.”

Dechert says it represents 24 of the world’s top 25 largest global asset management firms and 41 of the top 50 private debt firms.

©2019 funds europe