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Sharon Gowdy

Senior Associate, aosphere


Gowdy Sharon
Sharon Gowdy

Senior Associate, aosphere


Sharon is a senior associate at aosphere LLP. She has been working on the Rulefinder Marketing Restrictions and Rulefinder Marketing Restrictions - Asset Management products since 2014. Rulefinder Marketing Restrictions - Asset Management was launched in 2014 and analyses the cross-border marketing of funds and investment management and advisory services. It is used by 80+ institutions globally and covers over 70 jurisdictions.

Prior to joining aosphere, Sharon was a corporate associate at Pinsent Masons LLP. She advised on many high value and complex acquisitions & disposals, group reorganisations and in particular specialised in corporate finance matters, advising borrowers, lenders and investment funds on a broad range of secured and unsecured lending, work out situations and methods of investment. She also spent 4 months on secondment to the corporate finance team in McCann FitzGerald, Dublin.

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Publications: 26 January 2022

Great Fund Insights: New Year, new marketing guidelines

In this Great Fund Insights client alert, Allen & Overy's aosphere team explore ESMA's Guidelines for Funds' Marketing Communications that come into force on 2 February 2022.

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Publications: 21 June 2021

Cross-border fund distribution package: ESMAs final guidance on funds marketing communications

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Publications: 01 February 2019

Podcast: Asset management, a few silver linings...

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Admitted as solicitor, Northern Ireland, 2007

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 2013

Certificate of Professional Legal Studies, 2007 – Distinction

Law and Politics LLB Hons, 2005 – 1st class honours, Queens University, Belfast


Published Work

  • Co-author of Brexit Q&As: How we’ve got you covered, November 2018