Laura Goonan

Senior Associate | Dublin
Asset Management and Investment Funds

Laura is a senior associate in our Asset Management and Investment Funds team. She has extensive experience advising investment funds, asset managers, management companies and their service providers on carrying on business in Ireland including the provision of advices on authorisation of a fund, ongoing advices throughout the life of a fund and advices upon liquidation and revocation of authorisation. In particular, she advises upon the structuring, establishment and operation of all types of UCITS and alternative investment funds including those structured as master-feeder, index tracking, money market and exchange traded funds. Laura broadened her experience on a secondment to a dual authorised AIFM and UCITS management company in Ireland.

Laura’s representative transactions include advising:

  • Asset managers, predominantly domiciled in Europe and Asia, on the establishment and authorisation of UCITS and AIFs (investment companies, unit trusts, ICAVs)
  • An asset manager domiciled in Japan in respect of a cross-border merger of UCITS
  • European, Asian and U.S. asset managers seeking Central Bank of Ireland approval to act as discretionary investment manager to Irish authorised funds
  • An Irish domiciled asset manager on an investment company to ICAV conversion
  • An asset manager domiciled in Japan on a re-domiciliation by way of continuation of a regulated company in the Cayman Islands to Ireland, as a UCITS ICAV
  • An asset manager domiciled in Singapore on the establishment of an ETF sub-fund within a UCITS umbrella

Related Practice Areas

Asset Management and Investment Funds


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