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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

“She is exceptional and always willing to go the extra mile for us”.
The Legal 500, 2020

Sarah Cunniff “makes us feel like we are her only client. She is always available and has invested in the relationship”.
The Legal 500, 2020

Sarah Cunniff “has so much experience”
Chambers Global, 2020

Interviewees praise Sarah Cunniff for her experience of handling UCITS matters. She also advises promoters on the creation of hedge and mutual funds and has a strong regulatory practice.
Chambers Global, 2018

One client advises how she “is on top of the issues, very precise and takes the initiative.”
Chambers Global, 2017

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, 2015