Mr Dara Harrington > Arthur Cox > Dublin, Ireland > Lawyer Profile

Arthur Cox
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Work Department

Asset Management and Investment Funds


Dara is a partner in the Asset Management and Investment Funds Group.


Dara has acted in a wide range of transactions advising fund promoters, investment managers, financial institutions, service providers and investors on the establishment and operation of all types of investment funds (including UCITS, QIAIFs, ICAVs, closed-ended funds, hedge funds, direct lending funds and private equity funds). Dara sits on the Council of the Irish Funds Industry Association and is a former chair of the Association’s AIF Regulation and AIFMD Reform Working Group.


English, German


Member of German Irish Chamber of Commerce.


LL B (Ling. Germ.), 1999, Trinity College Dublin; LL M, 2000, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany; Diploma in Financial Services Law and Regulation, 2006, London City University; Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland, 2003; Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales (non-practising), 2010.

Lawyer Rankings

Ireland > Investment funds

The ‘exceptional‘ team at Arthur Cox has been particularly active advising UK-based investment managers on the migration of their UCITS management companies to Ireland, as well as assisting with the establishment of Irish-domiciled funds. Other areas of expertise include advising on the conversion of EU money market funds to comply with new requirements. The team has also added a number of leading global asset managers to its strong client base. Kevin Murphy, who is experienced in the establishment, structuring and offering of investment funds, leads the practice jointly with Tara O’Reilly, who has notable expertise in exchange-traded funds (ETFs). The seven-partner team also includes Cormac Commins; Ian Dillon, who specialises in alternative investments; the ‘excellentDara Harrington; and the ‘highly regardedSarah Cunniff. Newly promoted partner Siobhán McBean has experience in domestic and cross-border fund mergers.