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NAME: Andrew Bates
TITLE: Partner and Head of Financial Services
EDUCATION: University College Dublin and the Law Society of Ireland
PROFILE: Andrew is the Head of the Financial Services Department where he works primarily on asset management, investment funds and insurance regulatory matters. He has been recognized as a leading lawyer in these practice areas by Chambers, by the Legal 500, by IFLR and others. He is the author of several publications including Guides on UCITS, on Hedge Funds and on Private Equity Funds as well as on MiFID and cross border insurance regulation and is a regular speaker on financial services related topics at domestic and international events. Andrew is a former Council Member of the Irish Funds Industry Association and is a member of the Investment Funds division of the IBA. He also sits on the boards of several investment fund platforms, life insurers and asset managers.