Mr Dualta Counihan > Matheson > Dublin, Ireland > Lawyer Profile


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Partner in Asset Management Department


Dualta Counihan is a partner in the Asset Management Department at Matheson. He practises financial services law and advises many of the world’s leading financial institutions, investment banks, asset management companies, and service providers carrying on business in Ireland or through Irish vehicles.

Dualta has extensive experience in advising a wide range of domestic and international clients on the structuring, establishment, marketing and sale of investment vehicles and products in Ireland and other jurisdictions. In particular, he advises on the legal and regulatory issues surrounding the establishment of private and public investment funds in Ireland, the listing of investment funds on the Irish Stock Exchange, the structuring, offer and sale of investment instruments and investment products, the provision of investment advice and other financial services.


University College Dublin (BCL, LLM in Commercial Law)

Lawyer Rankings

Ireland > Investment funds

(Hall of Fame)

Dualta CounihanMatheson

Matheson‘s ‘excellent‘ team counts numerous Irish-domiciled funds among its clients, as well as major global promoters and asset managers, and boutique and start-up fund managers. The practice advises on all aspects of Irish UCITS and AIF structures, and has recently seen an increase in work assisting with the establishment and authorisation of new management companies in Ireland. Tara Doyle, who is noted for her ‘fantastic ability to think practically‘, heads the practice; Dualta Counihan has ‘a wealth of experience in the sector‘; Shay Lydon has been active advising clients on their Brexit contingency plans;  Philip Lovegrove has expertise in the ETF space; and Michelle Ridge has experience advising on the establishment of loan origination structures. Among the firm’s junior partners, Donal O’Byrne stands out for his ‘money market fund specialisation’, while Barry O’Connor’s experience includes advising on the authorisation of Europe’s first AIFM. ‘Rising star’ senior associate Catriona Cole is also recommended.