Ireland

Simmons & Simmons established its Dublin office in 2018, primarily to service the requirements of its clients in the Asset Management & Investment Funds and Financial Institutions sectors.

We are recognised by legal directories and the industry as one of Europe’s leading law firms in this sector, advising 37 of the top 50 European hedge fund managers and 16 of the top 20 US hedge fund managers by assets under management.

Ireland is recognised as a key strategic location by the world’s leading asset managers and financial institutions. Our Dublin office supports our clients in structuring and establishing funds in Ireland as UCITS and AIFs, across the full spectrum of strategies, including ETFs, money market funds, hedge funds, private equity, real estate funds, master/feeder and funds of funds. We also assist our clients in establishing businesses in Ireland within the broader financial services sector, advising on all Irish and European regulatory matters. In particular, we are assisting asset managers and financial institutions with their contingency planning for Brexit, to ensure they further their objectives by continuing to access EU passports for products and services.

Our lawyers in Ireland work closely with the firm's international network, particularly with our offices based in the UK, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Frankfurt, Paris, Dubai, Hong Kong and Singapore.