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Brian Kelleher

Brian Kelleher

Senior Associate โ€“โ€“โ€“ Bahrain

Brian is a Senior Associate in Trowers & Hamlins Bahrain office working in the International Corporate department.

Brian has a broad range of experience in the international corporate and capital markets sectors, specifically:

  • advising international clients on the structuring, establishment, authorisation and listing of various categories of investment funds, including private equity funds, real estate investment funds and trusts and Shari'ah compliant funds (including in jurisdictions such as Bahrain, the Dubai International Financial Centre, the Cayman Islands, Jersey, Luxembourg and Ireland);
  • advising on the establishment of asset managers;
  • advising and negotiating: (i) discretionary and non-discretionary investment mandates (separately managed accounts, investment and sub-investment management agreements) for sovereign wealth funds with leading asset managers in many jurisdictions investing in a broad range of asset classes; and (ii) subscriptions for limited partnership interests and units/shares in various types of collective investment vehicles;
  • advising on various discreet private wealth management matters, including on the establishment of a private equity division of a prominent bank operating in the GCC;
  • advising on agreements for the purchase and sale of various categories of the main asset classes, including real estate and infrastructure, distressed assets, equities and debt products (often by collective investment vehicles), shareholder arrangements and joint venture arrangements, other commercial agreements and general corporate matters; and
  • advising on marketing of securities (equity and debt).

Brian has a joint degree (First Class) in Business and Law from University College Dublin and the University of New South Wales (BBLS International) and has completed a diploma in Islamic Finance through the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (London) (CDIF).