Tully Rinckey appoints Partner to lead Investment Funds practice

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Tully Rinckey has Malachy Kearney as a Partner and head of its Investment Funds department in the firm’s Dublin office. 

Malachy 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. He also has significant expertise in UCITS regulation as well as market leading experience in AIFs authorised under the Irish AIFM regime.

“We are thrilled to welcome Malachy to Tully Rinckey,” says Grainne Loughnane, Managing Partner of the firm’s Dublin office. “His extensive background and experience with funds, private equity, and asset management position him perfectly to lead our growing Investment Funds practice.” 

Malachy joins Tully Rinckey from a large Irish corporate law firm, where he was partner and head of investment funds. He also served as 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.

Malachy brings 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 is a member of the Law Society of Ireland and the Law Society of Northern Ireland. He has a Bachelor of Laws from The Queens University of Belfast, and post graduate qualifications in Contract Administration from Trinity College Dublin, and in International Financial Services Law from University College Dublin.

Tully Rinckey’s Dublin office provides business clients, on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, a gateway to establishing themselves in Europe and the United States and is connected to Tully Rinckey’s international network. The firm, which is headquartered in New York, and was founded in 2004, currently has 11 U.S. offices, an office in Dublin and another in London, which opened in 2019. The firm is backed by a team of 160 employees and consultants offering 24/7 service to its clients, which has allowed for the firm’s entrance into the Irish market and its rapid expansion since July 2018. Since entering Dublin, Tully Rinckey has been able to establish Q9000 certification, has been an active member of the Dublin community and has hosted a series of business legal events and charity events.