Paul Farrell

Paul Farrell


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Practice Areas

Consultant Paul Farrell has twenty years' Irish investment funds and legal experience. Paul specialises in all aspects of investment funds. Paul advises a wide range of the leading Irish and international financial institutions, investment banks and asset management companies carrying on business in Ireland or through Irish vehicles.

Paul has extensive experience in advising on restructuring, establishment and distribution of investment funds, managed accounts and other financial services products in Ireland. In particular, he advises on the legal and regulatory issues surrounding the establishment of UCITS, QIAIFs and RIAIFs, their structuring, offer and sale, the provision of investment advice to managed accounts and the public issuance and private placement of investment funds.

Prior to joining Walkers, Paul was a senior partner in the Asset Management practice of a big five Dublin law firm leading its alternative investment arm. Paul has been advising on legal and regulatory issues in the Irish funds industry for over 20 years.​

Admitted In:

LLM in Commercial & Corporate Law, University College London
BCL & Dip. FSL, University College Dublin

2018 IFLR 1000 - Highly Regarded

2017 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer

2017 Chambers Global & Europe Guide - (Investment Funds) A Notable Practitioner. "Paul Farrell leads the team and has particular expertise in alternative investment funds. Clients describe him as 'absolutely fantastic,' appreciating that he is 'exceptionally responsive and possesses strong business acumen'."

2017 Who's Who Legal - Private Funds Formation

2017 IFLR 1000 - Leading Lawyer

2016 Legal 500 - Recommended Individual

2016 Chambers Global - "Paul Farrell leads the group, offering experience of the industry and advice on a range of alternative investments. Clients say: 'His understanding of the funds business is impeccable. The thing that drew me to this firm was his ability to listen and tailor his approach to our business and objectives'."

2015 Chambers Global - "Sources describe Paul Farrell as a "business and solution-oriented lawyer, who understands Irish and foreign law, and explains the legal framework well."

2014 Legal 500 - "Paul Farrell is singled out for the quality of his advice and his ability to ‘navigate some very difficult waters’."

2014 IFLR1000 - "His knowledge is perfect, he knows much more than I do – all the regulation, the legislation – he, and his team, they always make good points. I never got into rough waters because of their advice, quite the opposite."

2013 Chambers Global & Chambers Europe - "The practice is led by Paul Farrell. A highly respected funds practitioner."

Paul is a member of the Incorporated Law Society of Ireland.

Member of the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association