David Walsh

Partner | New York
Asset Management and Investment Funds

With over 16 years of experience, David advises on the establishment, authorisation, operation and maintenance of Irish-regulated UCITS funds and open and closed-ended Alternative Investment Funds. Based in the Dillon Eustace New York office, he advises large US asset managers and their onshore legal advisers on their Irish-domiciled funds.

David advises clients on a wide range of legal, regulatory and compliance matters, representing asset managers, investment funds, management companies and their service providers. David focuses his practice on the structuring and establishment of all types of investment funds, with a particular focus on UCITS, as well as related ongoing compliance work including ESG related matters (Disclosure Regulation and Taxonomy).

His international experience includes secondments to US and French asset management clients in London and Paris.

David’s representative transactions include advising:

  • On the formation of a wide range of investment funds, including UCITS, Qualifying Investor Funds, property funds, exchange traded funds, master-feeder funds and index tracking funds.
  • US and European asset managers seeking Central Bank of Ireland approval to act as investment manager to Irish domiciled funds.
  • On the establishment and operation of Alternative Investment Fund Managers and UCITS management companies.
  • A broad spectrum of UCITS – long-only funds, long/short funds, multi-asset funds, managed future strategy funds, ESG focused funds and UCITS with complex derivatives strategies.
  • On securities law matters relating to securities lending arrangements and collateral requirements.
  • Private equity funds in the energy and infrastructure sector.
  • On the structuring and establishing of a UCITS master feeder complex for sale within the UK insurance market.
  • Asset management groups on Irish regulatory aspects of group restructurings.
  • On the cross-border aspects of UCITS funds marketing and entering both European and non-European markets.

Related Practice Areas

Asset Management and Investment Funds

Financial Services


University College Dublin

Law Society of Ireland