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Kevin is co-head of the firm’s Asset Management and Investment Funds Group. 

He has extensive experience in advising on the legal and regulatory issues relating to the establishment of investment funds in Ireland (including UCITS, QIAIFs, ETFs, money market funds and private equity funds) as well as advising on the establishment of UCITS management companies and AIFMs in Ireland (including those with MiFID top-up approvals). Kevin is a regular speaker at investment fund conferences. He has also contributed to industry publications as well as the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal. He is a past Chairman of Irish Funds and is a member of An Taoiseach’s (the Prime Minister’s) Funds Group.


+353 1 920 1177

Ten Earlsfort Terrace
Dublin 2
D02 T380

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

Kevin Murphy is “a fantastic lawyer. He has tremendous legal acumen while offering practical, concise and relevant advice.”

IFLR 1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms, 2019

Kevin Murphy is “a standout with a keen business sense and strong legal mind. His ability to clearly explain the Irish and EU investment management landscape in a way that a US counsel can understand is truly compelling. As noted, however, his advice goes beyond simply legal matters; Kevin knows the business landscape and provides vital insight for a US firm seeking to navigate the investment management business landscape in Europe.”

IFLR 1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms, 2019

“The work [Kevin Murphy] does is outstanding and he has a great ability to communicate with us across all departments.”

Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2019

Kevin Murphy impresses with his “breadth of experience in the US legal and regulatory system.”

The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa, 2018