Sarah has extensive experience in the asset management and investment funds area and advises on the establishment of all types of mutual funds and management companies.

Sarah acts for a number of promoters who have established significant Irish fund complexes comprising UCITS funds, ETFs and alternative funds. Sarah established the first ETF in Dublin in 1998. Sarah previously worked at Linklaters in London. She has spoken at a number of funds conferences.  Sarah is also actively involved in the Irish Funds industry having chaired the Irish Funds Legal & Regulatory Committee as well as serving on a number of other industry committees.


Sarah Cunniff has “depth of industry experience, client service skills, a strong team and is very responsive.”

IFLR 1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms, 2022

Sarah Cunniff is “very knowledgeable and experienced. She is always proactive and fully understands the needs of our business.”

IFLR 1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms, 2022

Sarah Cunniff is “sensible, straight-talking, and gets things done. Her depth of legal knowledge is admirable, and she has excellent commercial knowledge.” 

Chambers Europe, 2022

Sarah Cunniff “really understands what we are trying to do and how to get there.”

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

“She is exceptional and always willing to go the extra mile for us”.

The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East and Africa, 2020

Education & Qualifications

  • LL B, 1986, Hull University
  • College of Law, 1987, Lancaster Gate London
  • Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland, 1995
  • Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales, 1989
  • Chair of the Irish Funds Industry Association Legal and Regulatory Committee
  • Member of the International Bar Association
  • Member of Irish Funds