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NAME:  Derbhil O'Riordan

TITLE:  Partner

OFFICE: Cayman

PRACTICE AREA:  Financial Services, Asset Management and Investment Funds, Derivatives

EDUCATION:  University College Cork, Queens University Belfast, Law Society of Northern Ireland and Law Society of Ireland

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE: Cayman Islands, Ireland, England and Wales, Northern Ireland

PROFILE: Derbhil joined Dillon Eustace in 2003 and became a partner in 2010. Engaging primarily with the investment fund industry her practice covers both the hedge fund and private equity space and her legal expertise lies in establishing, structuring and operation of Cayman and Irish structures. Recent deal highlights include establishment of a multi-tiered, cross-jurisdictional private equity structure allowing EU investors access to off-shore funds, establishment of UCITS CTA funds using automated trading systems and ongoing advices to Cayman AIFs on accessing European capital.


  • Advises multi-jurisdictional layered structuring allowing for cross-border passporting of multiple investment programmes.
  • Advises on the establishment and authorisation of a number of AIFMD compliant investment funds, private equity and other funds
  • Advises on the establishment and authorisation of Cayman domiciled funds including registered and exempted funds
  • Advises in the establishment of Exchange Traded Funds, including on the London Stock Exchange, Borsa Italiana and Euronext Lisbon
  • Advises UCITS funds which are sophisticated users of derivatives
  • Advises EU AIFMs on the establishment of Cayman Hedge Fund Platform
  • Providing ongoing advice to the Irish regulated custodians and trustees of both UCITS and non-UCITS funds