Brian McDermott

Brian McDermott



  • Asset Management & Investment Funds
  • Brexit
  • Corporate Governance & Compliance
  • Finance

WSG Practice Industries


A&L Goodbody LLP

WSG Leadership

Asset Management & Investment Funds
IBA Group
WSG Coronavirus Task Force Group
Brian McDermott is Head of the A&L Goodbody Asset Management & Investment Funds Group. He has extensive experience in the structuring, establishment and authorisation of all types of investment funds including UCITS, AIFs and non-regulated funds. In addition to advising the promoters and investment managers of such funds, he advises fund investors, fund directors and fund service providers on relevant Irish law, regulation and market practice. Brian also advises on all aspects of the regulation of asset management and fund servicing activities in Ireland including the establishment and authorisation of investment managers, fund servicing operations and UCITS and AIF management companies.

Bar Admissions

Associate of the Institute of taxation in Ireland
Firm's representative in the Dublin Fund Industry Association.


Brian holds a First Class Honours Bachelor of Civil Law Degree from UCD and a Master of Legal Studies in Comparative European and International Law (LLM) from the European University Institute in Florence.
Areas of Practice

Asset Management & Investment Funds | Brexit | Corporate Governance & Compliance | Finance | Financial Regulation | Financial Solutions | Regulatory Risk & Investigations

Professional Career


Brian McDermott is a regular participant in and chairman of conferences dedicated to the legal underpinnings of investment funds. He has travelled from Bermuda to London to share his knowledge, recently chairing a highly regarded conference in his adopted home city of Dublin.

Ireland IP & Technology Law Blog
A&L Goodbody LLP 

A&L Goodbody is an Irish law firm providing expert legal advice across every aspect of business law. The Firm advises a broad domestic and international client base in both the private and public sectors, across the island of Ireland.


Brian has published several articles on mutual funds and other financial services topics.