K&L Gates recruits funds partner Hazel Doyle
Global law firm K&L Gates LLP has appointed Hazel Doyle as a partner in its asset management and investment funds (AMIF) practice in Dublin.
Ms Doyle, who joins from Arthur Cox LLP, has more than a decade of experience in the funds industry, with her practice covering the full spectrum of advisory and regulatory aspects of the Irish funds industry.
An active industry participant, she previously served on the ETF working group for Irish Funds and has extensive experience advising asset managers on the structuring and establishment of Irish-domiciled funds, including Undertakings for the Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (UCITS) and Alternative Investment Funds (AIF), pursuing a broad range of investment policies and mandates.
Ms Doyle also counsels service providers within the investment funds sector on their operations in Ireland and their regulatory obligations such as corporate governance, capital, and anti-money laundering requirements.
Her appointment follows the opening of K&L Gates’ Dublin office in January this year, with AMIF specialists Gayle Bowen, Shane Geraghty and Michelle Lloyd as founding partners.
Ms Bowen, managing partner of the Dublin office, said: “Given the rapid growth of our Dublin office within its first year, both in terms of the practice and the hiring of several associates, senior company secretaries, and global fund registration assistants in addition to our three founding partners, we are delighted to welcome Hazel to our team, allowing us to continue on our ambitious growth trajectory.
“Hazel’s addition to the firm brings a strong new ETF capability to our Dublin office that will link in well with the practice’s global ETF experience.”
Michael Caccese, K&L Gates chairman and a leader of the firm’s AMIF practice area, added: “We are delighted to have Hazel join our growing AMIF practice in Dublin focusing on exchange traded funds, one of the fastest-growing areas of the global funds industry.
“Hazel’s addition continues our significant expansion in the ETF area, adding to our rapidly growing ETF practice in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia.”