Irish law firm Mason Hayes+Curran has appointed Mark Browne as a partner in its investment funds department.
Browne has over ten years’ experience in the funds industry and advises on all aspects of the structuring, establishment and ongoing operation of investment funds in Ireland.
In particular, he advises on the redomiciliation of offshore funds to Ireland and the restructuring of hedge funds as Ucits.
Prior to joining Mason Hayes+Curran, Browne practised for four years as an attorney-at-law specialising in hedge funds in a law firm in the Cayman Islands. He also previously worked in the investment funds department of another Irish law firm and for a service provider in Luxembourg.
Fionán Breathnach (pictured), head of investment funds at Mason Hayes+Curran, says: “We are delighted to announce Mark’s appointment, which coincides with recent legislation facilitating the re-domiciling of offshore funds to Ireland. It is estimated that there are over 200 funds with combined assets of USD60bn ready to re-domicile. Mark’s experience of both Irish and offshore fund structuring will assist in the continued growth of our investment funds practice, which has been driven by our commitment to an innovative, responsive and commercial service for our clients.”