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Niamh Lalor

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Investment Funds, Listing Services, Private Equity, Hedge Funds, Regulatory and Real Estate.


Niamh is specialist funds and regulatory lawyer, a partner and Head of Investment Funds in Jersey. Niamh works on a wide range of matters including fund formation, regulatory advice, and real estate structuring. She has particular expertise in private equity, venture capital and fund marketing in Europe. Niamh is a member of the Jersey Fund Association's Legal and Technical Sub-Committee and has been involved in a number of reforms to Jersey’s regulatory regime. The major legal directories recommend Niamh, with IFLR1000 2016 referring to her as a "rising star." She has also been involved in a number of reforms to Jersey’s regulatory regime.


Joined Ogier 2001.


Jersey Law Society; Law Society of England & Wales; Law Society of Ireland; Jersey Fund Association's Legal and Technical Sub-Committee.


University College Cork (1996 BCL); Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto (1998 Masters in Law). Admitted in Ireland (2001 not practising); England and Wales (2002); Jersey 2013.


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Niamh Lalor - Ogier

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Ogier is ‘a leading firm in the field of investment funds’ and clients find ‘the team has proven it is the most responsive legal outfit, which provides clients with a valuable edge’. Clients such as Medicxi and Pemberton appointed the group to oversee the establishment of an expert fund and a Jersey private fund, respectively, and the ‘calm-headed and courteousEmily Haithwaite acted for an infrastructure fund in the restructuring of its open-ended investment structure, including the appointment of new service providers and the expansion of its investment horizon. The team is led by Niamh Lalor, who is known as a ‘great communicator and pragmatic attorney’ and guided a number of clients through the launching of their various funds with the support of senior associate Alexandra O'Grady. Counsel Sophie Reguengo recently joined the firm from Walkers Jersey and is also a key contact. Richard Daggett also ‘deserves particular recognition for his availability, precise advice and his understanding of the interactions between Jersey and British law’.

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