Partner | Maples
Pádraig is a partner of Maples and Calder’s Funds & Investment Management team in the Maples Group’s Cayman Islands office. He specialises in financial services law and is Head of the Maples Group’s Irish Cayman Islands’ desk. He has over 10 years’ experience in advising leading international financial clients on the establishment, authorisation, operation and regulation of all types of investment funds, including UCITS, AIFs, non-regulated funds in the hedge fund and private equity space and other specialised fund products including the ICAV. In addition to advising the promoters and investment managers to such funds, he also advises other fund services providers including administrators, depositaries, prime brokers and investment advisers as well as fund investors and board directors.
Pádraig’s recent expertise includes advising on the establishment of a private equity style structure to allow EU investors access to off-shore multi-jurisdictional funds, re-domiciliation of a flagship AIF to Ireland to create a global distribution platform, establishment of a private equity style cross-jurisdictional pharma royalty fund and general advices on Brexit, CP86, ESMA Opinions as well as ongoing advices on Third Country AIFs seeking access to European capital.
Pádraig joined the Maples Group in 2009 and was elected as a partner in 2016. He previously worked for a large Irish corporate law firm. Pádraig is recommended by Chambers Global and IFLR1000 where clients report that he is “very communicative and prompt in responding”, has “excellent knowledge, superb response time, understands client needs and communicates very well, trusted and delivers”.
Pádraig is an active industry participant. He is a founding member of the Irish Funds West Coast of America Legal and Marketing Group and sits on the North American Irish Funds Legal and Marketing Group. He is a regular contributor to international fund publications and journals and has written and spoken extensively on both ESG and ILP reform in Ireland.