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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.


+353 1 920 1171

Ten Earlsfort Terrace
Dublin 2
D02 T380

  • LL B, Hull University, 1986
  • College of Law, Lancaster Gate, London, 1987
  • 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

Sarah Cunniff “is on top of the issues, very precise and takes the initiative.”

Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2017

Clients appreciate Sarah Cunniff for “her expertise in mutual funds and investment business firms.”

Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2016

Sarah Cunniff offers “fantastic insight into the funds sector, in addition to a controlled and measured delivery of service, by taking ownership of a case.”

Chambers Europe: Europe’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2015

Sarah Cunniff is noted as being “easy to deal with, really practical and responsive. She picks up the issues and gets up to speed really quickly and is very attuned to the needs of the client.”

Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2014

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