Firm Profile > Dechert LLP > Dublin, Ireland

Dechert LLP
5 Earlsfort Terrace
Dublin 2

Investment funds Tier 3

Dechert LLP recently expanded its team of 'outstanding lawyers' with the hires of highly regarded new practice head Carol Widger and Ciara O’Leary, who has particular expertise in the ETF space, from Maples Group. The practice has notable experience advising global asset managers on Brexit planning and the establishment of management companies in Dublin, and has also been highly active advising on fund formation and restructuring, with particular strength in private funds. Other key contacts in the team include Declan O’Sullivan, who has extensive experience in UCITS and alternative investment funds; Jeff Mackey, whose practice covers credit, equity, money market and real estate funds; and national partner Mark Dillon, who has been particularly active in the management company space.

Practice head(s):

Carol Widger


A great firm of outstanding lawyers, with an extremely keen market knowledge and an outstanding roster of resources. They are business-oriented and have very good legal knowledge in the area of asset management.

Mark Dillon and Chris Christian (Boston) are outstanding lawyers. We can honestly call them our trusted advisers and guides in all matters relating to our Irish asset management practice.

Key clients

Apollo Global Management

Cheyne Capital

GQG Partners LLC

John Hancock Worldwide Investors Plc

Manulife Asset Management Series ICAV

United Arab Emirates > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 6

Dechert LLP hired corporate and private equity partner Philip Dowsett from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in 2019. Chris Sioufi and Rodolphe Pellerin are other names to note.


High level of commerciality and partner engagement. Practical advice.

Dechert’s Dublin office provides asset managers with full scope support in the operation of their investment products and investment management activities. Our experienced and innovative team in Dublin offers in-depth industry knowledge and practical, commercial advice.

We are uniquely positioned to support asset managers on a global scale as the only law firm with lawyers in all of Europe’s leading centres for investment funds – Dublin, Frankfurt, London, Luxembourg, Munich and Paris – as well as throughout the United States and in Asia.

Department Name Email Telephone
Office Managing Partner Carol Widger +353 1 436 8522
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Mark Browne  photo Mr Mark Browne
Mr Jeff Mackey  photo Mr Jeff Mackey
Mr Declan O’Sullivan  photo Mr Declan O’Sullivan
Ms Ciara O’Leary  photo Ms Ciara O’Leary Partner
Ms Carol Widger  photo Ms Carol Widger Partner
Number of lawyers : Approximately 1000 worldwide
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