Simmons & Simmons appoints two new Dublin partners

Simmons & Simmons appoints two new Dublin partners

Niamh Ryan and Elaine Keane

International law firm Simmons & Simmons has announced the appointment of two new partners in its global asset management and investment funds practice in Dublin.

Niamh Ryan and Elaine Keane have joined the firm from A&L Goodbody and will now practice under the leadership of the firm’s Irish head and investment funds partner Fionán Breathnach.

The appointments bring the number of partners in the firm’s Dublin office, which opened its doors in May, to three.

The firm aims to develop the Dublin office into a ten-partner, 40-person practice within the next three years.

Commenting on the new appointments, Ms Breathnach said: “I am delighted to welcome Niamh and Elaine to the Dublin office. They are well respected investment funds lawyers and highly rated in the Irish market.

“Their expertise offers clients a world class service for the establishment and ongoing support of Irish investment funds and asset managers.”

Ms Ryan said: “I am excited to be joining the team at such an interesting and challenging time. Brexit means that Ireland has been attracting even more attention as a potential European hub for UK-based asset managers, and for US and other international asset managers looking for a gateway to European capital raising.

“There is a lot to be done and I am looking forward to working with the kinds of organisations that will benefit from what we have to offer at Simmons & Simmons.”

Ms Keane added: “It’s a pleasure to join such a well-respected firm at this pivotal time. Ireland is one of the leading global fund domiciles, offering asset managers an attractive range of flexible fund products within a well-regulated framework. Post Brexit, Ireland will be a key destination for managers seeking to maintain distribution channels to, and continuity of business with, their European clients.”

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