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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 “well recognised locally, particularly for his expertise around money market funds.”

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

Kevin Murphy is an “excellent technical and practical financial services attorney.”

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

Kevin Murphy “understands how to boil things down for business consumption.”

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