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.
"Highlighted for his very good knowledge and adaptability." (Chambers Global 2018)
"Very knowledgeable...who expresses his views very well, giving clear guidance." (Chambers Global 2017)
"Absolutely brilliant, hard-working and trustworthy." (Chambers Europe 2016)
"Highly regarded lawyer." (IFLR1000 2020)
Michael is a member of the AIF Product Development Steering Group of Irish Funds (the industry representative body) and has served on Irish Funds' committees for over eight years. He has been published on a number of legal topics.