Hannah Fenlon

Partner | Dublin
Asset Management and Investment Funds

Hannah is a Partner in the Asset Management and Investment Funds team. Hannah advises large international asset managers, based in the US, UK and EU, on a wide range of legal and regulatory matters in respect of Irish funds, including the structuring, establishment, operation and compliance of Irish UCITS and AIFs with various strategies and asset classes.

Hannah completed a secondment with a global asset management group based in Dublin where she joined the legal team. Hannah directly assisted the head of legal and was involved in day to day legal matters regarding the group’s MiFID business and its dual authorised Irish AIFM and UCITS Management Company businesses.

Hannah’s representative actions include advising:

  • Asset managers on the establishment and authorisation of UCITS and AIFs (investment companies, unit trusts, ICAVs) structured as platforms, master feeders and fund of funds;
  • European and US discretionary investment managers and investment advisors seeking Central Bank of Ireland clearance to act in respect of Irish funds;
  • On both cross-border and domestic mergers for both the receiving and merging funds;
  • An Irish domiciled asset manager on an investment company to ICAV conversion;
  • On the conversions of self-managed UCITS funds to externally managed funds, including the appointment of Irish based management companies;
  • On the change of multiple service providers to Irish funds, including Administrators, Depositaries, AIFMs and UCITS Management Companies;
  • Asset managers on the establishment of ESG funds and the conversion of existing non-ESG funds to ESG funds; and
  • European asset management groups on the establishment and authorisation of an Irish Super Management Company with MiFID permissions as well as an Irish AIFM with MiFID permissions and an Irish UCITS Management Company.

Related Practice Areas

Asset Management and Investment Funds

Financial Services


University College Dublin

Law Society of Ireland