Mary McKenna, Partner - A&L Goodbody

Mary McKenna

Mary McKenna is a Partner in the Asset Management & Investment Funds Group of A&L Goodbody. Mary specialises in investment funds and financial services law. She has extensive experience in the structuring, establishment and authorisation of all types of investment funds, including UCITS, alternative investment funds (AIFs) and funds seeking approval under the prospectus directive. Mary advises fund promoters, investment managers and fund service providers on relevant Irish law, regulation and practice. She also advises on Irish securities law and on the establishment and regulation of asset management and fund servicing activities in Ireland. 


She has advised many international clients on the establishment of their investment fund platforms in Ireland including HSBC, Legal & General, GE, Cannacord Genuity, Smith & Williamson, Marriott International, Commerzbank, Scottish Widows and Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Market Recommendations

  • "The outstanding Mary McKenna." (Legal 500 2015)
  • "A leading lawyer." (IFLR1000 2015 and Chambers Europe 2011)


  • BA, University College Dublin, 1983
  • Solicitor, Law Society of Ireland, 1991

Professional activities

She is a regular contributor to a number of the committees and sub-groups established by Irish Funds including its Legal and Regulatory Committee and also the legislative sub-group of the ISFC Funds Group, which is a cross sectoral committee established under a framework put in place by the Irish Prime Minister. She is also a member of the Money Market Fund Taskforce Group established by Irish Funds.

Mary McKenna

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The outstanding Mary McKenna

(Legal 500 2015)