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Practice areas:

Investment funds
Private equity funds

Industry sectors:

Financial services
Investment management

Shay Lydon is a partner in the Asset Management and Investment Funds Group at Matheson. He practices corporate and financial services law and advises many of the world's leading financial institutions, investment banks, asset management companies and service providers carrying on business in Ireland or through Irish vehicles.

Shay has advised a wide range of domestic, continental, UK and US investment banks and financial institutions in relation to the legal and regulatory issues relating to the structuring, establishment and operation of mutual and alternative investment funds in Ireland, their listing on the Irish Stock Exchange, and the restructuring and amalgamation of such funds. He has advised on the Irish interpretation and implementation of European financial services directives, and has liaised with foreign counsel in many EU member states and other countries with respect to the marketing of Irish investment funds in those jurisdictions. He has also advised in relation to the structuring, offer and sale of investment instruments, the public issuance of equity and debt securities, the provision of investment advice and other financial services.

Shay was a member of the editorial committee of the inaugural edition of the Hibernian Law Journal. He has presented papers to client seminars and meetings on various topics relating to financial services regulation.