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Dechert LLP

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Monica Gogna

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Dechert LLP

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Financial Services and Investment Management; Investment Funds and Investment Companies; Regulatory Compliance; Exchange-Traded Funds; Private Funds




Monica Gogna specialises in advising on financial services regulation, with a particular focus on asset management. She has significant experience advising clients on UK and European regulatory issues affecting the provision of cross-border investment services. Ms Gogna also regularly advises on the key regulatory issues regarding the structuring of a broad range of products including alternative investment funds, undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities (UCITS), derivatives and retail structured products. Most recently, Ms. Gogna served as a member of the Investment Association’s working group responsible for the MiFID II inducement regime and the use of research and was a driving force in producing an industry wide solution and guidance in relation to the cross-border regulatory issues affecting the use of research on an intra-group basis.
Ms. Gogna is well known in the European exchanged traded fund market, having worked on a number of key projects, including the establishment, authorisation and simultaneous listing of European ETFs in multiple jurisdictions; the development of a cross-border distribution platform for ETFs; and a re-organisation of authorised participant platforms for a global asset manager. She currently serves as Secretary and a Director on the Board of Women in ETFs in Europe.
Ms. Gogna clients include global asset managers, banks, FinTech companies, foreign governments, industry associations, investment managers, private banks and regulators, advising on a variety of regulatory matters in the financial services sector. These include developing compliance, governance and risk management policies as well the implementation of EU Directives, such as MiFID II, UCITS, AIFMD, PRIIPs, EMIR and CRD IV. She also counsels clients on issues relating to the acquisition, restructuring and disposal of regulated businesses in the UK and Europe.

Ms. Gogna regularly writes a blog Monica Gogna on Asset Management published by the Practical Law Company (subscription service) – She has also recently been appointed as a contributing editor to Lexis Nexis PSL.

Prior to joining Dechert, Ms. Gogna began her career as a business analyst at JP Morgan Asset Management, moving onto become a senior associate at Clifford Chance. She most recently served as a partner in the investment management and financial services regulation group at Ropes & Gray. 




Law Society of England & Wales; Law Society of Ireland


College of Law, Legal Practice Course, 2003; University of Manchester, LL.B. (Hons), 2001

London: Corporate and commercial

Financial services

Within: Next generation lawyers

Monica Gogna - Dechert LLP

Within: Financial services

Dechert LLP  handles a tremendous flow of regulatory work on behalf of the firm's market leading roster of funds clients which includes 18 out of 20 of the world's largest asset managers. Benefiting from UK and US-qualified lawyers based in London and also able to tap into the expertise of practitioners on the ground in key fund jurisdictions (including Luxembourg, Ireland and the US) the team is well-placed to advice on UK and EU laws impacting funds, as well as on the extraterritorial impact of US legislation. Dual UK and US-qualified partner Richard Heffner recently provided the regulatory input pursuant to Investcorp's acquisition of the debt management business of 3i from UK-based group 3i Group plc. US-qualified partner Karen Anderberg excels in handling big-ticket work for major funds clients including on the regulatory issues associated with ensuring distribution arrangements are compliant with the various global regulations including on compliance with MiFID ii. The arrival in September 2017 of Monica Gogna from Ropes & Gray LLP further strengthens the team that also includes the well regarded Richard Frase, who as well as his fee-earning work also chair's the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) working group covering product governance.

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London: Investment fund formation and management

Retail funds

Within: Retail funds

Dechert LLP is 'very good and knowledgeable, and well-connected in the fund distribution industry too'. The team acts for a number of asset managers, including lengthy relationships with many of the leading names in the sector. Karen Anderberg, who is qualified in the US and advises on matters concerning SEC and CFTC regulation, handles work for leading UCITS managers, while Abigail Bell advises TT International. Regulatory specialist Monica Gogna joined from Ropes & Gray LLP.

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