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, QIFs/QIAIFs, ICAVs, funds of funds, closed-ended funds, hedge 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 has served as Chairman of the Irish Funds Industry Association’s Alternative Investments Committee and is a member of the IFIA’s AIFMD and Private Equity Working Groups.