Arthur Cox Appoints New Partner to London Office


Arthur Cox is pleased to announce the appointment of leading ETF lawyer Adrian Mulryan as a partner in the law firm. Based in the firm’s London office, he joins its Asset Management and Investment Funds Group from ETF provider Source where he was General Counsel.

Adrian has been embedded in the development of European ETFs since 2006, establishing a number of ETF platforms in Europe including the first active ETFs in Europe and the first China RQFII ETF in Europe. In addition to being responsible for all legal work related to various ETF product launches, European distribution, product maintenance and compliance matters, Adrian was also responsible for listing the first UCITS ETFs on SIX and the first Irish exchange-traded precious metal products.

Most recently Adrian has worked on the creation of ETF share classes for UCITS and launched a ‘40 Act ETF in the US, providing him with a unique global perspective on the growth, innovation and distribution of ETFs.

Before joining Source, Adrian was a Director and Head of Retail Issuance (Legal) at ABN AMRO Bank/RBS, heading a team responsible for the issuance and distribution of retail products across Europe, Asia and the Middle East (including Shari’ah compliant products). His remit also included the operation of a Luxembourg-based exchange-traded fund platform and responsibility for a wide range of regulatory issues.

Commenting on the appointment, Head of the Arthur Cox Asset Management and Investment Funds Group, Kevin Murphy, said: “We are delighted to welcome Adrian to the firm. His extensive experience and strong track record is a great addition to our high calibre team. Adrian’s understanding of cross-border issues related to the marketing and distribution of investment products in Europe, particularly ETFs, will be a noted addition to our client offering.”

About Arthur Cox

Arthur Cox’s Asset Management and Investment Funds Group is a market leader, advising on all legal aspects of investment management issues and the establishment and ongoing operation of investment funds in Ireland. The Group consists of a highly experienced team of lawyers with in-depth understanding of all types of investment funds, including UCITS, QIFs/QIAIFs, hedge funds, private equity funds and property funds, as well as the managers, AIFMs and other service providers to those funds. The Group’s reputation for specialist legal expertise and innovation is endorsed by an impressive client list which consists of many leading international financial institutions, investment banks and asset management companies.

In 2014, Arthur Cox was named Ireland Law Firm of the Year at the IFLR Europe Awards, Ireland Law Firm of the Year by Who’s Who Legal, Best Firm in Ireland at the Europe Women in Business Law Awards, Mergermarket M&A Legal Adviser of the Year for Ireland and received the Client Service Award for Ireland at the Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence.

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