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Hugh Beattie

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McCann FitzGerald

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Banking and financial services.


Hugh specialises in investment funds, securitisation, structured finance, debt capital markets, restructuring, secured lending and enforcement, bank/financial services regulation and corporate treasury. Hugh has acted for or advised most bank, investment firm and major capital markets participants who have dealt in the Irish market in relation to various debt capital markets or structured finance transactions and/or Irish company, securities and financial services laws.


Trained McCann FitzGerald; qualified 1997; partner banking and financial services group McCann FitzGerald 2004; managing partner London office 2005. Publications of note: Regular contributor to financial services publications and internal client briefing documents. Most recently, co-author (with others in the firm) of ELTIFs and MMFs: A Tale of Two Regulations; New Irish Collective Asset-management Vehicle; and AIFMD and UCITS updates.


Law Society of Ireland.


University College Dublin (1994 BCL (Irish Law); 1998 Diploma in Financial Services Law).


Investment funds

Within: Investment funds

McCann FitzGerald is ‘very good for open-ended funds, but also strong conceptually and commercially when it comes to closed-ended products’. Hugh Beattie and senior associate Anna Moran are advising Burgundy Asset Management on the establishment of a new Irish UCITS umbrella platform. Practice head Mark White and Iain Ferguson have ‘an in-depth knowledge of the requirements of AIFMD & UCITS’.

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Hugh Beattie - McCann FitzGerald

Within: European firms in London: Ireland

McCann FitzGerald's Hugh Beattie is the lead partner in the firm's London office; Beattie is an experienced funds, debt capital markets, structured finance and financial regulation lawyer. His experience includes advising 3i Debt Management on the establishment of 3i Debt Management International Fund and its authorisation as a qualifying investor alternative investment fund by the Central Bank of Ireland.

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