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 also advises on ongoing regulatory compliance issues affecting such entities operating in Ireland including inspections and investigations by the Central Bank of Ireland and compliance with other obligations such as ESG/SFDR, GDPR and AML.  He is a regular speaker at industry conferences. Kevin has also contributed to asset management and investment funds industry publications, such as the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal.  He is a past Chairman of the Irish Funds and is a member of An Taoiseach’s (the Prime Minister’s) Funds Group.


“Kevin Murphy is a superb attorney with a keen business sense. He gives the utmost attention to every question or issue that he works on and provides valuable insight regarding how to conduct business in Ireland as a US firm.”

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

“Kevin’s knowledge of the regulations and the local industry is vast. He always takes commercial considerations into account when giving advice and helps us with custom solutions for our business.  Kevin is extremely helpful in steering us through sensitive issues.”

IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms, 2021

Kevin Murphy has “an amazing intellect in relation to Irish funds and is able to provide spot-on practical business advice in a very creative manner.”

Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2020

Education & Qualifications

  • 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