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NAME:  Donnacha O’Connor 

TITLE:  Partner

OFFICE: Dublin

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

EDUCATION:  University College Dublin and the Law Society of Ireland. Attorney, New York State 

PROFILE:  Donnacha joined Dillon Eustace in 2001 from the asset management arm of a leading international bank and became a partner in the Financial Services Group in 2004.  Donnacha has particular expertise in advising hedge funds, and also has significant derivative practice.


  • Advises in the registration of the first Irish non-UCITS hedge fund for public sale in Italy. 
  • Negotiating a suite of ISDA master agreements for a leading international multi-manager.
  • Advises on the establishment of a regulated fund administration company in Ireland.
  • Advises a leading commercial bank in relation to a series of secured loan transactions to a number of funds.
  • Advises a prime broker in relation to the implementation of a secured liquidity fund account structure as part of its prime brokerage product.
  • Advises an Irish investment management firm in relation to establishing its first investment fund.
  • Advises a U.S. fund of funds manager on the establishment of a master feeder fund of funds and managed account platform for simultaneous sale to U.S. and non-U.S. investors.
  • Advises a U.S. broker-dealer in relation to the establishment of a brokerage firm in Ireland.
  • Advises a client in relation to the establishment of a front-office asset management firm in Ireland.