Kevin Murphy

Arthur Cox Senior Partner portrait.
Photo Chris Bellew /Fennell Photography Copyright 2017


Kevin is head of the firm’s Asset Management and Investment Funds Group. He has extensive experience in advising on the legal and regulatory issues surrounding the establishment of public and private investment funds, ranging from advising on the structuring and offering of such funds, advising on the eligibility of various asset classes and advising on ongoing legal and regulatory issues as they arise.  He advises many leading financial institutions, investment banks and asset management companies on such structures and acts as lead counsel to their investment fund structures (which include: UCITS, QIAIFs, hedge funds and private equity funds).

He was previously a corporate and securities partner in the US with Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal and prior to that he was company lawyer with Deutsche Bank in Ireland.

Kevin has spoken at a number of investment fund conferences. He has also contributed articles to industry publications.

He is a past Chairman of Irish Funds and he is a member of An Taoiseach’s (the Prime Minister’s) Funds Group.


  • LL.M (Commercial Law), 1994, University College, Dublin
  • JD, 1998, University of Missouri School of Law
  • LL.B, 1989, University College, Cork
  • BCL, 1988, University College, Cork
  • Admitted to the Missouri Bar, 1998
  • Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales (non-practising), 1996
  • Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland, 1992
  • Taoiseach’s (Prime Minister’s) IFSC Funds Group (Legal Sub-Committee).
  • The American Bar Association
  • The International Bar Association