Dualta Counihan



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Dualta Counihan is a partner in the Asset Management and Investment Funds Group at Matheson. He practises financial services law and advises many of the world's leading financial institutions, investment banks, asset management companies, and service providers carrying on business in Ireland or through Irish vehicles.

Dualta has extensive experience in advising a wide range of domestic and international clients on the structuring, establishment, marketing and sale of investment vehicles and products in Ireland and other jurisdictions. In particular, he advises on the legal and regulatory issues surrounding the establishment of private and public investment funds in Ireland, the listing of investment funds on the Irish Stock Exchange, the structuring, offer and sale of investment instruments and investment products, the provision of investment advice and other financial services.


Clients highlight Dualta Counihan for his "good depth of knowledge" and appreciate that he "has a relaxed style which is nice if you're in a panic; he is very calming and experienced."
Investment Funds: Chambers Global 2019

Recognised for Asset Management
Best Lawyers Ireland 2019 edition

Dualta Counihan is "informed and articulate".
European Legal 500 2018

Clients underline Dualta Counihan’s "responsiveness, pragmatism and willingness to tackle challenging topics in a thoughtful manner."
Chambers Global & Europe 2018

Dualta Counihan is named a Highly Regarded Individual.
IFLR1000 2018

Dualta Counihan is named a leading individual.
European Legal 500 2017

Lawyer of the year (Ireland) for Asset Management
Best Lawyers Ireland 2018 edition

Clients admire Dualta Counihan’s "can-do attitude" and describe him as "pragmatic and very experienced".
Chambers Global & Europe 2017

"What I probably like best about Dualta Counihan is his ability to solve complex problems with just a couple of sentences."
Chambers Global 2017

Dualta Counihan is named a Leading Lawyer.
IFLR1000 2017

Dualta Counihan is named a leading individual.
European Legal 500 2016

Sources say Dualta Counihan "is fantastic for technical analysis and knowledge of the regulator's attitude" and is "poised and collected, even in stressful times".
Chambers Global 2016

Dualta Counihan is named a Leading Lawyer
IFLR1000 2016

Dualta Counihan is named a leading individual.
European Legal 500 2015

Dualta Counihan "engenders confidence".
European Legal 500 2015

Dualta Counihan is "practical, great at thinking on his feet, and always quick to provide an answer".
Chambers Global 2015

Dualta Counihan is praised by clients for his "pragmatic, quick, efficient and user-friendly" approach. One client adds: "It was one of our most satisfying legal relationships. He knows what works and what doesn't".
Chambers Global & Europe 2014

Dualta Counihan elicits enthusiastic praise from sources: "He is tactically sound and commercial in his approach. He sees the issues that need to be resolved early on, finds solutions and gives us comfort."
Chambers Europe 2013

Dualta is recognised as a leading lawyer by international legal directory European Legal 500 and Best Lawyers.


University College Dublin (BCL, LLM in Commercial Law)

Related Practice Areas
Matheson Asset Management and Investment Funds Group

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