Walkers' Partner Nicholas Blake-Knox Is Elected to the Council of Irish Funds Nicholas Blake-Knox, Partner and Head of the Asset Management and Investment Funds Group at Walkers Ireland, has been elected to the Council of Irish Funds. On Tuesday 28 June 2022 the ballot for the Council election closed. 100 member firms, representing a 75% turnout rate of the Irish Funds' full membership, voted in the election which was held over a two week period and this high voting turnout provides a significant mandate to the incoming Council members. Nicholas' term will start in September at a Council meeting due to be held in Brussels and will run for a period of three years.The Irish Funds Industry Association (Irish Funds) is the representative body for the international investment fund community in Ireland. Founded in 1991, Irish Funds represents fund managers, depositaries, administrators, transfer agents, professional advisory firms and other specialist firms involved in the international fund services industry in Ireland.Walkers' market leading Asset Management and Investment Funds Group in Ireland is ranked Tier 1 by IFLR1000 for the second year running and is also highly ranked by Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners. The dedicated team has extensive legal and industry experience advising on all aspects of Irish investment funds including the establishment, authorisation and operations of all types of Irish investment funds; the establishment of fund service providers; industry regulation; fund restructurings and distressed funds; fund re-domiciliation; terminations and liquidations; financing arrangements; marketing and distribution; and ongoing legal, tax and regulatory advice.