Sarah Cunniff

Arthur Cox - Ireland

Partner, Asset Management and Investment Funds


+353 1 920 1171

Highly regarded


Bar admissions:

England & Wales



Practice areas:

Asset finance
Hedge funds
Private equity funds
Real estate funds
Registered funds
Regulated funds
Retail funds

Industry sectors:

Investment management

Client feedback - Financial and corporate 2017

"Technically very able. Good industry contacts."

Client feedback - Financial and corporate 2016


Sarah has considerable experience in the asset management and investment funds area and advises on the establishment of all types of mutual funds and investment management firms. She acts for a number of promoters who have established significant Irish fund complexes comprising UCITS funds, ETFs and hedge funds, and established the first ETF in Dublin in 1998. Sarah previously worked with Linklaters in London. Sarah regularly speaks at funds conferences.

  • Advised Spear Street Capital, a private equity firm, on the establishment of a QIAIF to purchase Irish property assets;
  • Advising Egerton on the merger of its UK fund into its Irish fund;
  • Advising various UK investment managers on their establishment of Irish MiFID firms.

  • Asset finance
  • Hedge funds
  • Investment funds
  • Private equity funds
  • Real estate funds

  • Investment management

  • Ireland
  • England & Wales

  • Past Chair of the Irish Funds Industry Association Legal and Regulatory Committee
  • The International Bar Association

  • LL B, Hull University, 1986
  • College of Law, Lancaster Gate, London, 1987
  • Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland, 1995
  • Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales, 1989