K&L Gates Welcomes London Investment Management Partner
Moran advises European and U.S. clients on the establishment, authorization, and management of retail and institutional investment funds in the UK, Ireland, Luxembourg, and Jersey. These include UCITS, hedge funds, private funds, investment trusts, real estate funds, and segregated institutional portfolios. She has worked on a wide variety of transactions involving investment managers, brokers, custodians, fund service providers, and operating platforms. Moran’s extensive regulatory experience includes having participated on the EU Commission working groups responsible for formulating proposals to change UCITS legislation as well as representing numerous financial institutions on sensitive issues involving EU regulators in both contentious and non-contentious matters.
Moran also served as a member of both the Expert Liaison Group and the Investment Bank Advisory Panel formed by HM Treasury to advise on desired policy and legislative change prompted by the financial crisis. These groups focused principally on the drafting of the Banking Act 2009, related secondary legislation, and client asset law and regulation. She was appointed an officer of the International Bar Association’s Investment Funds Committee in January 2015.
“We are delighted to welcome Michelle to our London investment management team,” said Tony Griffiths, K&L Gates’ Managing Partner for Europe and the Middle East. “Michelle’s arrival will further strengthen our European investment management practice and our international and cross-border offerings to institutional investors and investment management clients.”
Moran stated: “The investment management team at K&L Gates is known for providing innovative and pragmatic solutions on complex cross-border issues. I am excited to join this international team, which is passionate about being a thought leader in an increasingly challenging area.”
K&L Gates’ investment management practice is one of the largest and most experienced such practices in the United States and globally and has more than 150 lawyers in offices in the United States, Europe, Australia, and Asia devoted to assisting the investment management and professional investor communities.
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.