Funds and Financial Services Litigation

Author:Mr John O'Riordan
Profession:Dillon Eustace


Ireland over the past twenty years has established itself at the forefront of the global funds and financial services industry and it is one the few locations worldwide where investment funds are established, managed and serviced in a regulated environment. The wide range of fund structures available in Ireland has facilitated the growth of the industry and approximately €1.4 trillion of assets are currently administered in Ireland.

The Financial Services Department

Dillon Eustace has, in its Financial Services Department, the largest investment funds team in Ireland, with over 35 lawyers, comprising Irish, US and UK qualified lawyers, acting for a wide variety of promoters, banks, asset managers, corporates, insurers and pension schemes. The team has advised on the full spectrum of Irish fund products from UCITS to alternative investment funds. Dillon Eustace act as legal advisers to more Irish domiciled funds than any other law firm in Ireland.

Dillon Eustace act for many of the leading Irish investment fund managers and our international clients include Fidelity Investments, GAM, Grupo Santander, JP Morgan, Legal and General, Merrill Lynch and many other leading international names.

Dillon Eustace is recognised as a market leader in the area of hedge funds and alternative investment products and has been responsible for the establishment of the majority of alternative structures established here in Ireland. Dillon Eustace also acts for many custodians, administrators and prime brokers to Irish domiciled funds.

The Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department

The Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department of Dillon Eustace has significant expertise in the area of commercial litigation including advising on contractual disputes, competition issues, financial services law and general corporate law. Dillon Eustace act for multinational corporates, financial services organisations, banks and investment management houses in relation to disputes concerning investment products, structured products, mutual funds, guarantees and indemnities and insider dealing. In doing so, the Department has worked closely with the Financial Services Department with respect to disputes and litigation involving regulatory and associated issues for investment funds and other financial product providers.

Dillon Eustace has extensive experience in proceedings before the Commercial Court branch of the High Court. The Commercial Court was established in...

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