Brian McDermott is Head of the A&L Goodbody Asset Management & Investment Funds Group. He has extensive experience in the structuring, establishment and authorisation of all types of investment funds including UCITS, AIFs and non-regulated funds. In addition to advising the promoters and investment managers of such funds, he advises fund investors, fund directors and fund service providers on relevant Irish law, regulation and market practice. Brian also advises on all aspects of the regulation of asset management and fund servicing activities in Ireland including the establishment and authorisation of investment managers, fund servicing operations and UCITS and AIF management companies.
"He is extremely knowledgeable, clear, considered and approachable. He has got his finger on the pulse at the highest level. He has seen it all, and he is able to draw on that experience in his advice." (Chambers Europe 2020)
"Long-standing market leader...has the ability to find solutions on the spot." (Chambers Global 2018)
"Top Lawyer...well respected by peers and clients for his long-standing market expertise." (Chambers Global 2017)
"Really has his finger on the pulse of the funds industry and his technical knowledge is a great resource." (Chambers Europe 2016)
Brian was elected as a member of the Council of the Irish Funds Industry Association (IFIA) in 2009. He also sat on, and chaired the IFIA's Legal and Regulatory Committee for a number of years. Brian is a member of the legislative sub-group of the IFSC Funds group which is a cross-sectoral committee established under a framework put in place by the Irish Prime Minister. He is also a member of the International Bar Association's Investment Funds Committee and regularly attends and speaks at international conferences and other industry events. He is an Associate of the Irish Tax Institute.