K&L Gates Bolsters Asset Management and Investment Funds Practice with Dublin Partner Addition
Dublin – Global law firm K&L Gates LLP welcomes Hazel Doyle as a partner in its Asset Management and Investment Funds (AMIF) practice area and Dublin office, which launched in January with the hiring of AMIF partners Gayle Bowen, Shane Geraghty, and Michelle Lloyd. Doyle joins K&L Gates from Arthur Cox LLP.
With more than a decade of experience in the funds industry, Doyle's practice covers 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 the Irish Funds Industry Association 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. 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.
“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,” said Gayle Bowen, managing partner of K&L Gates’ Dublin office. “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, commented: “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.”
K&L Gates’ AMIF practice has more than 50 years of experience in the financial services industry and comprises more than 150 lawyers throughout Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, and North America. These lawyers provide advice to investment companies and advisers, broker-dealers, emerging managers, and institutional investors across a range of areas, including on investment, hedge, private equity, and real estate funds, regulated funds and exchange-traded products, capital markets and derivatives, ERISA, ESG, and global regulation and distribution, among others.
Doyle is one of numerous partners to join K&L Gates’ global AMIF practice this year, with other recent additions to the practice including Lance Dial in Boston, Ron Feldman in London, Jennifer Klass in New York, Christopher Lokken in Chicago, and Matthew Watts in Sydney.
K&L Gates is a fully integrated global law firm with lawyers located across five continents. The firm represents leading multinational corporations, growth and middle-market companies, capital markets participants and entrepreneurs in every major industry group as well as public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations and individuals.