Kevin Murphy

Arthur Cox - Ireland

Partner, Co-Head of Asset Management and Investment Funds


+353 1 920 1177

Market leader


Bar admissions:

England & Wales



Practice areas:

Financial services regulatory
Hedge funds
Private equity funds
Real estate funds
Registered funds
Regulated funds

Industry sectors:

Investment management

Client feedback - Financial and corporate 2017

"Kevin Murphy is a very knowledgeable partner and his practical knowledge and advice is a huge advantage to the firm. Kevin understands commercial viewpoints and the significance of meeting clients' expectations whilst complying with local laws and regulations."

Kevin is co-head of the firm’s Asset Management and Investment Funds Group. He is a past Chairman of Irish Funds and he is a member of An Taoiseach’s (the Prime Minister’s) Funds Group.

  • Advised Janus Capital Group and Henderson Group plc merger. (Lead Partner on Irish law aspects of transaction.);
  • Establishment of Permal Multi-Manager ICAV.  This ICAV has a number of innovative features approved by the Central Bank. (Lead Partner);
  • Establishment of ICAV for Goldman Sachs Asset Management. (Lead Partner);
  • Advised on the Irish aspects of the merger of Martin Currie Luxembourg funds into Ireland with an overall value in excess of EUR1.5 billion. (Lead Partner);
  • Advised on establishment of Bartra Capital Property ICAV which was the first regulated fund established in Ireland to invest in social housing.  The establishment of this fund involved consultation with the Irish Government. (Lead Partner).

  • Hedge funds
  • Investment funds
  • M&A
  • Private equity funds
  • Real estate funds

  • Financial services
  • Investment management

  • Ireland
  • England & Wales
  • Missouri (USA)

  • American Bar Association
  • International Bar Association

  • BCL, University College Cork, 1988
  • LLB, University College Cork, 1989
  • LLM (Commercial Law), University College Dublin, 1994
  • JD, University of Missouri School of Law, 1998