Cormac is a partner in the firm’s Asset Management and Investment Funds Group.  He specialises in the establishment and operation of all types of regulated investment funds.

He advises on the establishment and ongoing regulatory obligations of providers to funds, including management companies, administrators and depositories.  Cormac has over 24 years’ experience in the funds industry, the first five of which were in an in-house position with a global funds provider, with the remainder spent in practice with another Irish law firm where he was a senior partner in the asset management and investment funds unit.

Cormac is current Chair of IF UCITS Regulation and Innovation Working Group, member of IF Brexit Working Group and member of IF UCITS Steering Committee.


“Cormac Commins was our first contact in the firm, remained our key adviser, and was responsible for selling the firm to us. From first contact to last, he understood our challenge, understood our constraints and, importantly, was happy to try and take us on the journey, rather than simply act as an adviser. An outstanding lawyer.”

The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa, 2022

Cormac Commins is “engaging and pragmatic.”

Chambers Global: Europe’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2022

Cormac Commins is “experienced, extremely knowledgeable and very personable.”

Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2021

“At all times Cormac Commins looks to find solutions to challenges.”

Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2021

Education & Qualifications

  • BCL, 1991, University College Dublin
  • Dip. Business Studies, 1995, University College Dublin
  • Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland, 1995
  • Member of Law Society of Ireland
  • Member of Irish Funds