Vincent Coyne


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Vincent is a Partner in William Fry's Asset Management & Investment Funds  Department and advises a wide variety of clients on regulatory and structural issues associated with the establishment and management of investment funds in Ireland. He has significant experience in advising both Alternative Funds and UCITS (using both traditional and alternative strategies) as well as advising on the authorisation of UCITS and alternative investment fund managers (AIFMs). 

Recent significant deals include advising:

  • a U.K. based, sustainability focused private equity firm on its new fund structures and the establishment of its alternative fund management business in Ireland
  • a leading reinsurance company on its collateral arrangements with an Irish fund with the aim of limiting its counterparty exposure
  • a diversified equity REIT on its joint venture arrangements with an ICAV and the associated investment advisory and development management arrangements in respect of a significant property development in Dublin
  • a fund manager on the establishment of a new fund partnering with the World Wildlife Fund to invest into leading Asian companies focused on tackling environmental pollution and climate change.

Vincent is a member of the Irish Funds Events Working Group.

Interviewees praise Vincent for his work on the establishment of both AIFs and UCITS. Chambers Global 2021

"Vincent is technically excellent but what makes Vincent stand out is that he is always approachable, responsive and interested in listening to your issue. Vincent not only focuses on each transaction but also works proactively to get to know your business, with a view to achieving pragmatic and commercially beneficial outcomes." Legal 500 EMEA 2021

Vincent "has a pragmatic style and effectively balances commercial and practical considerations with regulatory requirements," affirms one source. Chambers Global 2020

One client appreciates that "he is able to give us considered, sensible and on-the-spot guidance." Chambers Global 2019

"Vincent has a great breadth of knowledge, strong understanding of our areas of concern and keen commercial focus. He is prompt and responsive, and he is quick to identify solutions which have saved us time and costs. I frequently recommend his services to other investment firms."… "His work is of the highest standard with a 100% can-do attitude. Very good client interaction and at the same time excellent knowledge of the fund sector." IFLR 1000, 2019

Clients say that he is "very good at coming up with alternative ways of approaching problems."  Chambers Global 2018

In Chambers Global 2017, clients say Vincent is "great at managing clients' expectations. He is detailed and prompt in his responses, and is also commercially minded in his advice and suggested solutions."  According to Legal 500 EMEA 2017, Vincent "can always be relied on."


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