Sarah Cassidy

Senior Associate | Dublin
Asset Management and Investment Funds

Sarah advises clients on a wide range of legal and regulatory matters. Her experience covers the establishment and maintenance of UCITS products as well the establishment of Alternative Investment Funds Managers Directive (AIFMD)-compliant Qualifying Investor Alternative Investment Funds (QIAIFs). Sarah’s recent work has included the establishment of Irish Collective Investment Asset-management Vehicles (ICAVs).

Sarah has worked on secondment at a large Luxembourg law firm, in the Legal Department of a large US Asset Manager client based in London, and in the Dillon Eustace Cayman Islands office.

She holds a Specialist Certificate in Investment Funds from the Irish Funds Association and Institute of Bankers in Ireland.

Sarah’s representative transactions include advising:

  • A UK-domiciled AIFM on the establishment and authorisation of its first QIAIF focusing on the global equity market.
  • A UK asset manager on establishing a UCITS umbrella Irish collective asset management vehicle (ICAV) and the merger of a sub-fund of a Luxembourg based SICAV into this new structure.
  • A large UK asset manager on the authorisation of multiple Irish umbrella UCITS sub-funds and providing ongoing advices to its main UCITS platform with multiple global investment managers.
  • An Asia-based asset manager in respect of the establishment of a sub-fund investing in China A shares via the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect Program.
  • A UK-domiciled asset management group in relation to its multiple UCITS and QIAIF products – ongoing advice including preparing regulatory updates to fund documentation, assisting with the foreign registration of products, and coordinating Central Bank filings for new product launches.
  • Advising US, Swiss and Asia based asset managers on their UCITS products.

Related Practice Areas

Asset Management and Investment Funds

Financial Services


University College Dublin

The Law Society of Ireland

Also admitted in: England and Wales