Michael Barr is a Partner in A&L Goodbody's Asset Management & Investment Funds Group and focuses on various aspects of mutual funds law and regulation and on the establishment, authorisation and listing of funds in Ireland. He is currently involved in advising clients on all aspects of both the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive and UCITS V as well as related issues.
Michael advises on the setting-up of various types of UCITS and Irish alternative investment funds. He has also set up various unregulated structures and works with fund service providers in connection with custody, administration, prime brokerage and other service agreements.
“Professional, responsive and fantastic technical knowledge and experience evident with every engagement.” (IFLR1000 2021)
"A strong communicator who is up to date in his sectors and always available to assist on short notice." (Legal 500 2020)
"He is exceptionally knowledgeable. It is obvious that he has done what we are asking him to do many times; he is able to guide us through the whole process well." (Chambers Europe 2020)
"Absolutely brilliant, hard-working and trustworthy." (Chambers Europe 2016)
Michael was elected to the governing Council of Irish Funds (the industry representative body) in 2019 following a vote of industry participants and he has been published on a number of legal topics.