Elaine Keane - A&L Goodbody

Elaine Keane

Elaine Keane is a Partner in the Asset Management & Investment Funds Group at A&L Goodbody.


Elaine specialises in the legal and regulatory issues surrounding the establishment, authorisation, operation and maintenance of Irish regulated funds with strong expertise in the establishment of complex, structured and index based UCITS funds for asset managers and investment banks. Elaine also provides advice to a broad spectrum of clients in respect of traditional UCITS funds, exchange traded funds and open and closed-ended non-UCITS funds. She also advises service providers to such funds, including promoters, global administrators, custodians and investment managers. She is currently involved in advising clients on all aspects of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) and related issues.

Market Recommendations

  • "A noteworthy practitioner...I like her approach." (Chambers Global 2017)
  • "Excellent partner who is commercially minded and straight to the point." (Chambers Europe 2016)
  • "Innovative, proactive and creative,…receives broad praise from clients for her funds practice." (Chambers Global 2015)
  • "High quality of client service." (Chambers Global 2014)


  • BCL, University College Dublin, 2001
  • LLM, University College Dublin, 2004
  • Law Society of Ireland, Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Finance Law, 2005
  • Solicitor, Law Society of Ireland, 2005

Professional activities

Elaine regularly attends and speaks at international conferences and other industry events and contributes to articles on Irish fund matters to fund and other publications. Elaine has contributed articles to The Lawyer, HFM Week and the AIMA Journal.

Elaine Keane

T: +353 1 649 2544

Email: Elaine Keane

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Truly excellent

(Chambers Europe 2012)