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Liam Collins is a partner in the Asset Management and Investment Funds Department at Matheson. He practises corporate and financial services law and advises many of the world's leading financial institutions, investment banks, asset management companies and service providers doing business in and from Ireland.

Liam has advised a wide range of domestic and international investment banks and financial institutions in relation to, particularly, the legal and regulatory issues relating to the structuring, establishment and operation of investment funds (including UCITS, non-UCITS, professional investor and qualifying investor funds including property funds, funds of funds, common contractual funds and structured funds) in Ireland, their listing on the Irish Stock Exchange, the restructuring and amalgamation of such funds and the provision of investment advice and financial services.

He has advised on the Irish interpretation and implementation of European financial services directives, and has liaised with foreign counsel in many EU member states and other countries with respect to the marketing of Irish investment funds in those jurisdictions. Liam has advised a number of international asset managers, including asset managers based in both the US and Latin America, in acting for Irish investment funds.

Liam is a member of the Law Society of Ireland. He has presented papers at client seminars and meetings on various topics relating to financial services regulation. Liam has contributed to a number of financial services and investment industry publications. Liam is also a member of the Legislative Sub-Group of the IFSC Funds Working Group.

Liam has lectured on the Law Society of Ireland Diploma in Investment Funds.

Accolades
Liam Collins is recommended.
European Legal 500 2019
Education

Law Society of Ireland (Certificate in Legal Spanish)

Law Society of Ireland (Diploma in Applied Finance Law)

University College Cork (BCL)

Sustainable Finance Update – Recent Investment Funds Related Developments

Jul 16, 2020, 11:17 AM
Despite disruption to work programmes wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic, the EU institutions are pressing ahead with sustainable finance initiatives as a priority and there has been a number of significant developments in the past quarter.
Title : Sustainable Finance Update – Recent Investment Funds Related Developments
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Insight Date : Jul 14, 2020, 12:00 PM
Despite disruption to work programmes wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic, the EU institutions are pressing ahead with sustainable finance initiatives as a priority and there has been a number of significant developments in the past quarter. These include the adoption by the Council of the EU and the European Parliament of the Taxonomy Regulation, the European Supervisory Authorities’ consultation on regulatory technical standards under the Sustainable Finance Disclosures Regulation and the publication by the European Commission of Level 2 measures under the UCITS Directive and the AIFMD addressing the integration of sustainability factors
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