Dara is a partner in the Asset Management and Investment Funds Group and is the head of the firm’s Finance Group.

Dara 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 is a former member of the Council of the Irish Funds Industry Association and former chair of the Association’s AIF Regulation and AIFMD Reform Working Group.


“Dara Harrington is a knowledgeable lawyer, with deep understanding of the European and Irish regulatory frameworks.”

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

Dara Harrington is “very sharp and is both very willing and able to help us with various problems.”

Chambers Global: The World Leading Lawyers for Business, 2021

Dara Harrington is noted for his “outstanding service in all aspects – responsiveness, experience and resourcefulness.”

Chambers Global: The World Leading Lawyers for Business, 2019

Dara Harrington is “knowledgeable, accessible and commercial. He is also friendly and a pleasure to work with.”

IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms, 2018

Education & Qualifications

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