Derbhil O'Riordan

Partner | Dublin
Asset Management and Investment Funds

Derbhil O'Riordan is a partner in the Dublin Asset Management and Investment Funds team, having previously practised as a partner in the Cayman team. A specialised advisor to both private structures and UCITS, Derbhil advises private equity and real estate funds as well as UCITS on bespoke structures for sophisticated investors.

Having practiced for over 20 years in Ireland, the United Kingdom and the Cayman Islands, Derbhil has particular experience in cross-jurisdictional structures, advising private market and institutional investment managers in establishing and authorising Irish fund structures investing in private markets, real estate, and other asset classes particularly in credit, equity and derivative markets. Derbhil has extensive experience in Irish regulated funds and the Central Bank of Ireland and advises on ongoing regulatory developments in Ireland and the European Union including developments in SFDR and ESG regulation, as well as key regulatory developments as they arise locally, and on a pan-European basis.

Derbhil’s representative transactions include:

  • establishment of a multi-tiered loan origination funds facilitating cross-jurisdictional access to sophisticated investors.
  • reorganisation of a long-term private equity fund at end of Term.
  • establishment of real estate funds for joint venture structures.
  • multi-jurisdictional layered structuring allowing for cross-border passporting of multiple investment programmes.
  • establishment and authorisation of AIFMD-compliant investment funds, private equity and other funds.
  • advised blue-chip UCITS clients on Central Bank of Ireland themed inspections.
  • conversion of Funds to Article 8 designation under SFDR.

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.