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William Fry

Work Department

Asset Management & Investment Funds.


Dan Morrissey is Head of William Fry’s Asset Management & Investment Funds Department. He has been a Partner at William Fry since 1981, specialising for 10 years in international mergers and acquisitions. Since establishing the William Fry’s funds business in 1991, he has represented the full range of financial services organisations including custodians/trustees, administration and fund management companies and investment funds. Dan frequently advises on governance and regulatory issues and product development.


Dan is a former Chairman of the Irish Funds Industry Association and was a member of its Council from 2000 to 2006. He is a former member of the Advisory Council of the Institutional Money Market Fund Association. Dan has served as a non-executive director of a number of leading fund management platforms in Ireland and is a frequent presenter at international conferences.

Lawyer Rankings

Ireland > Investment funds

William Fry is ‘an acknowledged leader in advising ETFs‘, assisting with the establishment of European ETF platforms and handling major acquisitions in that space. The team’s strong client base includes leading global promoters of Irish-domiciled funds and fund service providers. As well as the establishment and regulation of UCITS and alternative funds, the practice has experience advising on the authorisation of UCITS management companies and AIFMs. The highly experienced Dan Morrissey leads the practice, while other key contacts include James Phelan, who is recommended for his ‘exceptional understanding of the regulatory landscape‘ surrounding various types of investment funds; Vincent Coyne, who has particular expertise in alternative funds;  Patricia Taylor and John Aherne, who specialise in regulatory matters; and the ‘knowledgeableSergey Dolomanov, who is noted for his strength in the ETF space.