Asset Management and Investment Funds

Dillon Eustace is a leading adviser to the asset management and investment funds industries. Our highly experienced team is led by partners who have been at the forefront of the industry from its beginnings to the present day, building the firm’s specialist expertise in Ireland and internationally.

We advise international and domestic asset managers, management companies, banks, insurers, pension funds, supranational organisations, sovereigns, prime brokers and other counterparties, fund administrators and custodians, securities lending agents and others.

We represent the largest number of Irish domiciled funds (Monterey Irish Funds survey 2017) and have done so each year since the inception of the Irish funds survey reports first began in 1999. Our practice also serves a significant number of funds domiciled in the Cayman Islands through our Cayman Islands Office.

Our multidisciplinary team delivers in-depth knowledge and technical expertise, business understanding and insight with a “can-do” attitude. Our service covers all product types – from traditional UCITS, ETFs, money market funds and alternative UCITS, to the full spectrum of Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs) such as hedge, funds of funds, real estate, infrastructure, loan and private equity funds. We advise on product design, authorisation, migration, listing, marketing as well as general legal, tax and compliance issues. We work with clients on contract negotiation and their interactions with regulators, stock exchanges and governmental bodies.

The Dillon Eustace team is recognised internationally as one of the most innovative and dynamic groups of lawyers in this practice area. Leading international legal directories IFLR 1000, The Legal 500 and Chambers consistently rank Dillon Eustace as a top tier firm underscoring the firm’s core competence and specialist knowledge in asset management and investment funds. We are active contributors to industry bodies, including Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA), the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) and various committees of Irish Funds as well as several other representative bodies.

We know the asset management and investment funds industry inside and out. Many of our partners spent some of their careers working in-house within the asset management industry. Today, our lawyers gain practical experience through our secondment programmes – many of our team have worked or are currently working in client organisations in New York, London, Paris, Philadelphia and Dublin.

Our asset management and investment funds lawyers work closely with our teams in Taxation, Banking and Finance, Real Estate, Derivatives, Investment Funds Listing, Regulatory and Compliance and Litigation and Dispute Resolution as required to provide a comprehensive service to our clients.