Derbhil O'Riordan

Partner | Dublin
Asset Management and Investment Funds

Derbhil is a specialist adviser to the investment fund industry having practiced in the Cayman Islands and Ireland. She advises hedge funds and private equity funds in establishing, structuring and operating Irish alternative investment and UCITS fund structures. Derbhil is a frequent speaker and contributor to publications on the impacts of on-shore regulation on off-shore jurisdictions.

She is admitted to practice in the Cayman Islands, Ireland, England and Wales, and Northern Ireland.

Derbhil’s representative transactions include advising:

  • On the establishment of a multi-tiered loan origination funds facilitating cross-jurisdictional access to sophisticated investors.
  • The reorganisation of a long-term private equity fund at end of Term.
  • On the establishment of UCITS CTA funds using automated trading systems.
  • On multi-jurisdictional layered structuring allowing for cross-border passporting of multiple investment programmes.
  • On the establishment and authorisation of AIFMD-compliant investment funds, private equity and other funds.
  • Blue-chip UCITS clients on Central Bank of Ireland themed inspections.
  • On the establishment and authorisation of Cayman-domiciled funds including registered.
  • EU AIFMs on the establishment and maintenance of a Cayman Hedge Fund Platform for sale in and out of EU.
  • Advising Irish regulated custodians and trustees of UCITS and non-UCITS funds.

Related Practice Areas

Asset Management and Investment Funds

Financial Services


University College Cork

Queens University Belfast

Law Society of Northern Ireland

Law Society of Ireland

Also admitted in: The Cayman Islands, England and Wales.