Neasa Coen

Forsters LLP

Neasa is a charity and philanthropy lawyer with extensive experience advising grant makers, operational charities, public sector bodies, social enterprises, commercial clients and philanthropists on governance, regulatory and commercial issues. She provides tailored advice on governance and regulation, including on directors’ duties and liabilities, board policies, board remuneration, investment-related matters, and engagement with both stakeholders and regulators. She advises regularly in connection with sustainable finance (including impact investment and venture philanthropy). She also advises on not-for-profit mergers and project structuring, including on matters with a real estate and tax backdrop. She assists corporates and corporate foundations on charity law and practice, with particular focus on fundraising and sponsorship matters. Neasa has a particular interest in developments in technology, including FinTech and cryptocurrency, as applicable to the not-for-profit sector. She is recognised by the main legal directories and regularly writes and presents on developments affecting charities and not-for-profit organisations.