Gayle Bowen

Gayle Bowen


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Practice Areas

Gayle is a partner in the Irish Investment Funds Group of Walkers. She has over 12 years' experience advising prominent international asset managers in relation to all aspects of Irish regulated UCITS and alternative products and has a particular expertise in relation to cross border mergers.  

She advised on the first re-domiciliation of a Jersey fund into Ireland and on the cross border merger of two money market fund platforms, which was one of the first mergers effected under the UCITS IV procedures and was one of the largest European cross-border fund mergers. Gayle also provides AIFMD advice to offshore managers looking to sell into Europe.  

Gayle is currently Chair of the Irish Funds Legal & Regulatory Committee, which liaises with the Central Bank, the Irish Government and European bodies to represent the interests of the Irish funds industry. Gayle holds a master's degree from Oxford University.

Prior to joining Walkers Gayle qualified as a solicitor in a big five Irish law firm and worked in the Asset Management and Investment Funds unit upon qualification. Gayle left private practice to work as senior legal counsel to a leading international asset management company, where she advised on new product initiatives and restructuring projects relating to UCITS & Non-UCITS funds and managed accounts domiciled in Ireland, Luxembourg, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands.​

Admitted In:

MPhil in European Politics & Law, University of Oxford
BA (Int.), University College Dublin

2017 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer

2017 Chambers Global & Europe Guide - (Investment Funds) A Notable Practitioner. "Clients describe Gayle Bowen as 'technically able and responsive.' She is held in high regard by market participants for her industry experience."

2017 IFLR 1000 - Leading Lawyer - “helpful, responsive and knowledgeable"

2016 Legal 500 - Recommended Individual

2016 Chambers Global - "Gayle Bowen is an expert in UCITS merger procedures and QIAIFs, who 'has your interests at heart and cares about the outcome. She always delivers high-quality work, which translates into great solutions for our business'."

2015 Legal 500 - Recommended Individual - "Gayle Bowen is a 'creative problem-solver'"

2014 Legal 500 - Recommended Individual

Gayle is a member of the Irish Funds Industry Association Legal and Regulatory Committee, the Legislative Sub-Committee of the IFSC Funds Group, a group established under the aegis of the Taoiseach's (Irish Prime Minister's) Department and the Company Law Review Group. She regularly lectures at the Law Society of Ireland and has also published a number of articles in the area of investment funds.

Member of the Incorporated Law Society of Ireland

Member of the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association