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NAME: Brian Kelliher

TITLE: Partner

OFFICE: Dublin

PRACTICE AREA: Financial Services, Asset Management and Investment Funds, Investment Services

EDUCATION: University College Cork and the Law Society of Ireland

PROFILE: Brian joined Dillon Eustace in 1994 and has been a partner in Dillon Eustace since 2000. He specialises in financial services and advises many of the world's leading financial institutions, fund managers and corporations carrying on business in Ireland. He advises on all regulatory aspects of financial services activities in Ireland including advising on the establishment of financial services operations and obtaining the requisite authorisation. Brian is a former chairman of the Legal and Regulatory Committee of the Irish Funds Industry Association and is currently a member of the Company Law Review Group. Brian has written several fund articles for leading industry journals and spoken at international fund events.


  • Advising a Middle East Bank in the establishment and authorisation of a UCITS ETF umbrella fund - which was the first ETF fund to be listed in the Persian Gulf. Each of the two sub-funds of the UCITS ETF umbrella fund synthetically replicate an index through a fully funded total return swap
  • Advising a UK asset manager in relation to its UCITS platform and the creation of additional sub-funds replicating some of its offshore strategies including a sub-fund giving exposure to an investable hedge fund index designed to track returns of the hedge fund universe
  • Advising a UK asset manager in relation to its UCITS platform and in particular the creation of a class denominated in US Dollars giving exposure to the underlying assets of the sub-fund as if the shares in that class were denominated in Renminbi (through the use of non-deliverable forwards)
  • Advising a Japanese asset manager on a UCITS mandate, in particular the terms and conditions of the applicable investment management agreement
  • Advising a US asset manager on a UCITS mandate which involved gaining exposure to a notional portfolio (comprising convertible arbitrage and special situations/ event-driven strategies) through a total return swap
  • Advising a UK asset manager on two QIF funds with limited liquidity, investing in insurance linked securities
  • Advising on the establishment of a MiFID investment management firm in Ireland
  • Advising an Irish investment management firm in relation to structuring and establishing a master feeder structure for simultaneous sale to U.S. and non-U.S. investors