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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: non-contentious/regulatory

Within: Next Generation Partners

Monica Gogna - Dechert LLP

Within: Financial services: non-contentious/regulatory

Dechert LLP is particularly well known for its work in the asset management industry, and is also notable for its Brexit-related work. Gus Black leads a team that includes financial services regulatory expert Monica Gogna, who has notable experience advising on issues affecting the provision of cross-border investment services. In a recent highlight, she led the firm's team advising Amun - a special purpose issuance vehicle of the fintech group Amun Technologies - on the establishment of its exchange traded products (ETPs) programme and issuance of the first series of products thereunder. The practice was strengthened by the 2019 arrivals of Marianna Tothova from Ashurst and Thiha Tun from Akin Gump LLP.

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London: Investment fund formation and management

Retail funds

Within: Retail funds

Dechert LLP's retail funds work is a pillar of its diverse asset management practice. Its London team has experience acting for many of the largest global fund managers (across multiple strategies, asset classes and fund structures), which is combined with an ability to work across a larger international platform. In the retail funds space, the group works closely with the Luxembourg and Dublin offices to advise clients (including hedge fund managers) on their activities in the European UCITS market. In addition to assisting US-based financial services firms with obtaining European market access, Karen Anderberg advises US, UK and European fund clients with US regulatory issues. Other names to note include Richard L. Heffner, Jr., Monica Gogna, Mikhaelle Schiappacasse, and associates Craig Borthwick and Alison Couchman. Gus Black is a global co-chair of the financial services group.

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