Arne is the founder of Zeidler Legal Services. He is the managing director and bears the overall responsibility for the firm. Arne studied law while working full-time as a police detective in Frankfurt and has subsequently worked for Clifford Chance and Baker McKenzie also in Frankfurt.
He is a fully qualified lawyer admitted to practice in Germany, Ireland and Switzerland. He holds a Doctor of Law from Germany's leading law school, Bucerius, and is the co-author of a popular legal commentary on the German investment law (Weitnauer / Boxberger / Anders, KAGB, 2. Auflage, 2017). Arne is based in London.
Chief Delivery Officer (CDO)
Max is a fully qualified lawyer (Rechtsanwalt) in Germany. He joined Zeidler Legal Services in 2011 and now heads the fund registration department and acts as managing director of the Frankfurt office.
Max has graduated from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe University in Frankfurt and trained at the High Court of Frankfurt am Main. He was admitted to the Frankfurt bar in early 2015. Max speaks both, German and English.
Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Marcos joined the firm in 2016 as COO. He is responsible for the operational, including financial, and administrative aspects of our business and is involved in special projects. Marcos is a fully-qualified Brazilian lawyer admitted to practice in Brazil and Portugal.
He has a Law Degree and a specialization in Foreign Trade from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) in Brazil, and holds an LLM and an MBA degree from Goethe University, in Frankfurt. He has worked as senior associate in a leading law firm in Brazil, head of legal of a Brazilian bank and legal counsel in an aircraft leasing company in Denmark. Marcos is based in Frankfurt.
Co-Head of Dublin Office
Robert is admitted as a solicitor in Ireland, and also in England and Wales. He joined Zeidler Legal Services in Frankfurt in 2012 and returned to Dublin in 2014, where he is now based. He holds a degree in Business and Legal Studies from University College Dublin, as well as a Diploma in Finance Law,
a Diploma in International Investment Funds and a Certificate in Commercial Contracts, all awarded by the Law Society of Ireland. As a senior associate with the firm, Robert manages some of the firm’s more complex legal work. Robert speaks English and German. Together with Silvia Nani, Robert heads the firm's Dublin office.
Áine Ní Riain
Áine is admitted as a solicitor in Ireland, and as an Attorney-at-Law in New York. She has a BCL from University College Cork, an LLM in European and Comparative Law from the University of Limerick and a Diploma in International Investment Funds from the Law Society of Ireland.
Áine has been with Zeidler Legal Services since 2015 and is based in our Dublin office.
Co-Head of Dublin Office
Silvia has been with the firm’s Dublin office since 2015, where she works as legal advisor. Together with Robert Boyle, she has recently been promoted to Co-Head of the Dublin office. In 2016, she was seconded to a Luxembourg management company, where she could gather more practical experience on the day-to-day management and functioning of a fund.
Prior to joining Zeidler, she worked in an Italian law firm assisting companies in the civil / commercial litigation and contracts negotiation. Silvia holds a single-cycle Master’s Degree in law from the University of Bergamo, Italy, and a Diploma in International Investment Funds from the Law Society of Ireland. Silvia speaks Italian and English and has good knowledge of French.
Barbara is admitted as a solicitor in Ireland, and as an Attorney-at-Law in New York. She holds a Bachelors of Arts (International) (Hons), and a Bachelor of Laws, both from the National University of Ireland, Galway. Prior to joining the firm in 2016, Barbara trained as a solicitor at a mid-sized Dublin law firm.
She has a background in legal research, having worked as a judicial researcher at the Supreme Court of Ireland for several years, and also at the Law Reform Commission of Ireland. She speaks both English and German. Barbara is based in Dublin.
Technical Product Manager
Jon is a technical advisor to Zeidler Legal Services, a role that he has played since 2015. His responsibilities are centred on forming/guiding Zeidler Swift, the technology platform that Zeidler uses to improve and automate client access to legal services and legal knowledge.
He has focused his career on helping clients in financial and business services to achieve their commercial objectives through the use of technology, data and analytics. Jon was previously a Principal at Oliver Wyman, where he served clients across Europe. He holds a Masters in Computer Science (First Class) and a Masters in Management Studies (First Class) from the University of Cambridge.
Shelina is an Administrative Assistant. She holds a Diploma in Business and Administration from City Gateway. Prior to joining Zeidler Legal Services in September 2016, Shelina has worked at Old Mutual Business Service Limited, an international FTSE 100 in London for three years.
She speaks both English and Bengali. Shelina is based in London.
Co-Head of Fund Registration
Aisling is the Co-Head of our fund registration team. Prior to joining Zeidler in April 2017, Aisling studied abroad in the United States having earned a soccer scholarship with Newman University, Kansas, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice.
Aisling also holds a diploma in Criminology and Criminal Psychology from City Colleges in Dublin.
Head of Fund Registration
Aoife is our Head of Fund Registration. Aoife joined Zeidler Legal Services in May 2017 having previously worked for the Commercial Department of RTÉ, the Irish national broadcaster.
She has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Communication Studies from Dublin City University, a postgraduate diploma in Law from Dublin Institute of Technology and an LLM from NUI Galway. Aoife is based in the Dublin office.
Katrina joined Zeidler Legal Services in September 2017 as a Legal Executive. She holds a Bachelor of Law with German (International) from NUI Galway and an LL.M (International and Comparative Law) from Trinity College, Dublin. She has also studied law in Germany at the universities of Göttingen and Münster.
Prior to joining Zeidler Legal Services, Katrina was an intern in the Asset Management & Investment Funds department at a large Irish firm. She is based in the Dublin office and speaks English, German and Latvian.
Lisa Marie Bauder
Marie Bauder is qualified as a lawyer in Germany (1st and 2nd state examination). She holds a certificate in Anglo-American law from the University of Augsburg. Marie studied one semester at the University of Genoa, Italy, attended a summer school program in Qingdao, China, and spent part of her traineeship at a Dublin law firm.
Before joining Zeidler Legal Services in 2017, she worked for Dublin's Trust & Safety Team on site of Google. She speaks English, German and Italian. Marie is based in the Dublin office.
Claire completed her training with a Belfast city centre law firm, graduating from the Institute of Professional Legal Studies in June 2017. Prior to this role, Claire worked in Financial Regulation and as a Paralegal in the Litigation and Real Estate departments of commercial law firms.
Claire studied Law with French at Queen’s University, Belfast and spent an academic year studying in Lyon, France. After graduating in 2011, Claire obtained an LLM in Law and International Commerce. She is presently awaiting formal admission to the Roll of Solicitors in Ireland.
Business Development Manager
Kunal joined the firm in 2018 as Business Development Manager. He is responsible for the marketing and business development function of the business and is also involved in special projects.
He has a degree in business from the University of Delhi, as well as an MBA from Cass Business School in London. Prior to joining the firm, he worked in professional services and retail all over the world. Kunal speaks English, German and Hindi.