Dara Harrington


Dara is a partner in the Asset Management and Investment Funds Group. He 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 has also advised on a variety of cross-border merger transactions and their implications for investment vehicles and their service providers. In 2007, Dara worked in-house with the Risk Management Group of Macquarie in Australia. He has spoken at a number of investment funds conferences on subjects such as the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) and contributes regularly to the client briefings and industry publications. Dara is Chairman of the Irish Funds Industry Association’s AIF Regulation and AIFMD Reform Working Group and is a member of the IFIA’s Investment Limited Partnership Legislative and Brexit Working Groups.


  • LL.B (Ling. Germ.),  Trinity College Dublin, 1999
  • LL.M, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany, 2000
  • Diploma in Financial Services Law and Regulation, London City University, 2006
  • Admitted as a solicitor, (Ireland) 2003
  • Admitted as a solicitor (England and Wales) (non practising), 2010
  • German Irish Chamber of Commerce
  • German Irish Lawyers and Business Association
  • Irish Funds Industry Association