Conor Durkin


Conor is a partner in our Financial Services team specialising in the field of investment funds and asset management. He regularly advises leading international asset managers on carrying on business in Ireland and in particular on the establishment, structuring and operation of all types of collective investment schemes.

Conor has significant experience in advising investors, promoters, fund managers and investment banks on the ongoing operation of traditional and alternative investment funds including UCITS, hedge funds, funds of funds and private equity funds.

Conor also advises clients more broadly on matters related to the financial sector, including anti-money laundering regulations and advises service providers such as asset managers, administrators, depositaries and prime brokers.


  • Investment Funds
  • Asset Management

Representative Matters

  • Establishing FAM Series UCITS ICAV, an umbrella UCITS platform with multiple sub-funds, investing across different asset classes and investment strategies.
  • Acting for Fineco Asset Management dac on the establishment of a UCITS management company, which is authorised and regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.
  • Establishing a UCITS for Vermeer Investment Management Limited.


Legal 500, 2021

Possesses “deep expertise”. Receives praise from clients for the “hands-on attention he gives to clients and the experience he has gained from many years in practice.

Chambers & Partners, 2021

Clients praise Conor’s "diligence and efficiency."

Speaking Engagements & Teaching

  • Irish Funds Zurich Seminar: Update on Investment Fund Regulation (Zurich, June 2019).
  • Mason Hayes & Curran, Investment Funds: Regulatory Round-up and Outlook (Dublin, May 2019).


New proposals to require AIFMs and UCITS managers implement sustainability risks in their organisations (April 2019)

Irish Funds Permitted to Invest in Chinese Bonds Using China Bond Connect (April 2019)

Requirement for Trustees to Identify Beneficial Owners (March 2019)

Real Asset Depositaries: A Welcome Development for Private Equity Funds and Real Estate Funds (December 2018)

  • LinkedIn

Areas of Expertise

Investment Funds Financial Regulation Law Financial Services

Professional Memberships

Law Society of Ireland

Legal and Regulatory Committee of Irish Funds

International Bar Association


University College Dublin, Bachelor of Civil Law

University College Dublin, Master of Law (LLM) in Commercial Laws

Law Society of Ireland, Diploma in Financial Services