Niamh Ryan, Partner - A&L Goodbody

Niamh Ryan

Niamh Ryan is a Partner in the Asset Management & Investment Funds Group and Head of our London office. Niamh specialises in the establishment, operation and regulation of all types of UCITS and alternative investment funds (AIFs). She also advises fund service providers as well as promoters and investment managers on Irish legal and regulatory matters and is currently assisting a number of international clients in respect of their Brexit planning. 


  • Fideuram Asset Management (Ireland) on the establishment of a London branch pursuant to the UCITS Directive.
  • Aberdeen on its range of alternative investment funds investing in private equity limited partnerships and private funds.
  • Tilney Group on the establishment of a retail alternative investment fund platform.
  • Lothbury Investment Management on its range of property funds.
  • Key Capital Investment Management Limited on its range of alternative investment funds.
  • Tendercapital Limited on the establishment of its UCITS and alternative investment fund platforms.
  • Blackstone on the establishment of a number of property funds.
  • Aviva Investors, Fideuram Asset Management (Ireland), HSBC Global Asset Management, Hamon Asset Management, GVQ Investment Management, Mori Asset Management, Seven Investment Management and Standard Life Investments on their UCITS platforms.
  • A number of Irish, UK and US banks lending to property QIAIFs in the form of unit trusts, ICAVs and plcs.
  • A range of managers and service providers including prime brokers on the implications and requirements of UCITS and AIFMD.

Market Recommendations

  • "Admired for practicality, clarity and timeliness of responses, availability and market knowledge." (Chambers Global 2017)
  • "Very technically aware and has broad experience." (Chambers Global 2016)
  • "The outstanding Niamh Ryan." (Legal 500 2015)
  • "An expert in alternative fund matters, and draws praise for her solution-oriented approach." (Chambers Global 2015)


  • BCL, University College Dublin, 1996
  • PG Dip, University College Dublin, 1997
  • Solicitor, Law Society of Ireland, 2000
  • Dip. Fin Serv Law, Law Society of Ireland, 2003

Professional activities

Niamh has served on a number of committees of Irish Funds (the industry representative body) and regularly contributes to articles on Irish fund matters to fund and other publications. Niamh also currently sits on the Professional and Financial Services Committee of the British Irish Chamber of Commerce.

Niamh Ryan

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expert in alternative fund matters

(Chambers Global 2015)