Malachy Kearney

Malachy Kearney


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Practice Areas
  • Corporate
  • Funds & Investment Management
Practice Locations
  • Dublin, Ireland

Malachy Kearney is a partner in Tully Rinckey’s Dublin office and is Head of the Investment Funds department. He works with domestic and international clients on the establishment and operation of Irish regulated funds, as well as all associated investment and regulatory matters. He has extensive experience advising funds, promoters and service providers on asset management and investment fund related matters, including the establishment, authorisation and operation of all types of Irish investment funds including UCITS, QIAIFs, RIAIFs, ETF’s and closed-ended funds. He also has significant expertise in UCITS regulation as well as market leading experience in AIFs authorised under the Irish AIFM regime.

Malachy has a wealth of experience in private equity gained from five jurisdictions including London and the Cayman Islands and from advising under different funds regimes and regulatory procedures. Using his previous senior in house experience, Malachy also advises his clients on corporate matters emanating from investments funds such as seed and venture capital raising and private equity.

Malachy joined Tully Rickney LLP Ireland from a large Irish corporate law firm, where he was partner and head of investment funds. He was also previously in-house counsel for an international bank in the Cayman Islands, head of legal for a global fund administration company, and leader of the funds department for a top tier London law firm.

Court & Bar Admissions

  • 1999- Admitted as a solicitor in Northern Ireland
  • 2003- Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland


  • Queen’s University of Belfast 1997
  • Trinity College, Dublin, 2005
  • University College Dublin 2016

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