Kerill O'Shaughnessy

Kerill O'Shaughnessy


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Practice Areas

Kerill is based in Walkers' Ireland office where he is a partner in the Global Investment Funds Group.

He acts for a range of funds, promoters and service providers and has extensive experience in advising on the establishment, authorisation and operation of all types of Irish investment funds including UCITS, QIAIFs, RIAIFs, fund of funds, master feeder structures and closed-ended funds.

Kerill has particular expertise in advising on UCITS funds including alternative and structured UCITS, and on real estate, private equity, hedge and debt alternative funds. He has advised lenders and borrowers on a number of fund financing transactions, and has also advised on a range of fund re-domiciliation and cross-border merger transactions within the UCITS, RIAIF and QIAIF regimes.

Kerill is a member of a number of Irish Funds industry association working groups including on Private Equity and Real Estate and speaks regularly at conferences on investment fund related topics. Kerill is also a lecturer on the Law Society of Ireland's Finance Law Diploma programme.

Prior to joining Walkers, Kerill qualified and worked as a solicitor with a leading financial services law firm in Ireland. During his training, he was seconded to the Paris-based alternative investment management division of a major international bank.  He subsequently worked as an investment funds lawyer with an international law firm, specialising in real estate, private equity and debt investment funds.

Admitted In:

Bachelor of Business and Legal Studies, University College Dublin
Solicitor, Law Society of Ireland

2018 IFLR 1000 - Rising Star

2017 IFLR 1000 - Rising Star

Member of Irish Funds Private Equity and Real Estate working groups.

Member of Irish Funds Limited Partnership and Private Equity Legal and Tax Group.

Member of the Incorporated Law Society of Ireland. 

Member of the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association.