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Michael Barr

Michael Barr



  • Asset Management & Investment Funds
  • Commercial Property
  • Financial Solutions
  • Private Equity & Venture Capital

WSG Practice Industries


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.


BCL (Hons) University College Dublin
University de Nancy II, France
Areas of Practice

Asset Management & Investment Funds | Commercial Property | Financial Solutions | Private Equity & Venture Capital | Regulatory Risk & Investigations

Professional Career

Professional Associations

Law Society of Ireland
Dublin Solicitors Bar Association


Tutorial in Private International Law and eCommerce Law in the Law Society of Ireland

European Commission Adopts Privacy Shield
A&L Goodbody, July 2016

The European Commission has today adopted the Privacy Shield.  The Privacy Shield is intended to provide a framework for EU-US data transfers. What is the Privacy Shield? European data protection law restricts the transfer of personal data outside the European Economic Area (EEA) unless the country to which the data is transferred ensures an adequate level of data protection...

Brexit – What Next for Your Pan-European Asset Management Business?
A&L Goodbody, June 2016

Background The UK referendum held on 23 June 2016 has resulted in a majority voting in favour of the UK leaving the EU.  As of now the UK is still a part of the EU notwithstanding the vote on 23 June.  It is now up to the UK parliament to decide if, and if so when, to formally start the process to leave the EU.  The exit of a member state from the EU is dealt with in Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union (TEU) which has only existed since 1 December 2009...


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