Walkers appoints Aongus McCarthy as asset management and investment funds partner
Offshore law firm Walkers has appointed Aongus McCarthy as a partner in its asset management and investment funds practice group in Ireland.
Mr McCarthy, who previously led the investment funds team of an international law firm, advises domestic and international asset managers on the structuring, establishment and operation of investment funds under Irish law, across the entire life cycle of the fund.
His practice focuses on UCITS, retail investor alternative investment funds (RIAIFs) and qualifying investor alternative investment funds (QIAlFs) covering all types of strategies and asset classes, including debt, credit, real estate and private equity strategies.
Nicholas Blake-Knox, partner and head of asset management and investment funds at Walkers in Ireland, said: “We are delighted to welcome Aongus to our Tier 1 rated team here at Walkers – his extensive experience across a wide range of asset management and investment fund matters makes him a perfect fit for our growing team.
“Our asset management and investment funds practice group works closely with our regulatory, tax, corporate, finance and capital markets and employment practice groups, and Aongus’ will add much-needed experience, expertise and bandwidth to our busy teams.”
Mr McCarthy also advises on the establishment and operation of UCITS management companies and alternative investment fund managers and also has experience in various aspects of corporate governance, distribution and regulatory compliance matters.
Walkers has more than 140 staff in Ireland and more than 1,100 globally. Across its 10 offices, the firm advises on the laws of Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Ireland and Jersey.