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Tara Doyle is "very commercial and impressive, and really knows her stuff".

Chambers Europe


Tara Doyle is a partner and head of the Asset Management and Investment Funds Department at Matheson. She practises Irish financial services law and advises many of the world's leading financial institutions, investment banks, asset management companies, broker-dealers and corporations carrying on business in Ireland or through Irish vehicles. Tara has extensive experience in advising a wide range of domestic and international clients on the structuring, establishment, marketing and sale of financing and investment vehicles and products in Ireland and other jurisdictions. In particular she specialises in advising on the legal and regulatory issues surrounding the establishment of private and public investment funds.

Tara was a member of the Council of Irish Funds, the representative body for the Irish funds industry from 2015 to 2019 and served as Chair for the 2017 / 2018 term.  Tara currently serves as Chair of the Irish Funds ESG Sustainability Working Group and in that capacity leads the Irish Funds ESG Policy, Legal & Regulatory Workstream. 

Experience Highlights

Tara has advised:

  • Leading UK investment managers in relation to their Brexit planning, including the establishment of Irish financial services providers and Irish domiciled investment fund products.
  • The first AIFM to be authorised in Europe.
  • In relation to the implementation of the EU ESG Action Plan and its impact on Irish financial market participants and investment funds.
  • A leading US investment advisor in relation to the merger of its Irish and Luxembourg management companies.
  • Irish management companies and investment funds on risk mitigation programmes issued by the Central Bank of Ireland.

Tara Doyle is “a notable, long-established presence on the Irish funds market and is noted for her activity in key industry bodies.”
Investment Funds: Chambers Global 2022

Recognised in the IFLR1000 Women Leaders Guide 2020 and 2021

Tara Doyle "is a huge powerhouse in terms of her connections in the industry and her ability to tap into those in a meaningful way."
Chambers Europe 2021

Tara Doyle is "very knowledgeable and always up to date"
Chambers Europe 2021

Tara Doyle is "outstanding"
Chambers Europe 2021

"Tara Doyle is our trusted adviser – our go-to person. Technically exceptional, great skill in navigating difficult issues and difficult people, and has great common sense."
European Legal 500 2021

Tara Doyle is recommended.
Investment Funds: European Legal 500 2020

Tara Doyle is named a leading individual.
Investment Funds: European Legal 500 2020

“Tara Doyle has the deepest knowledge I have ever come across and a fantastic ability to think practically.”
Investment Funds: European Legal 500 2020

“Tara Doyle stands out for her key industry leadership and influencing style.”
Investment Funds: European Legal 500 2020

Tara Doyle has the "ability to assimilate large amounts of data and provide commercial advice."
Investment Funds: Chambers Global and Europe 2020

Tara Doyle is named ‘Highly Regarded’
IFLR1000 2020

Tara Doyle is recommended.
European Legal 500 2019

Recognised in the IFLR1000 Women Leaders Guide 2019

Tara was honoured for Services to Law at the 2019 Irish Women’s Awards. 

Tara Doyle is a formidable presence in the market with significant expertise acting on AIFs, including advising fund managers on regulatory issues. One source highlights her "great reputation and understanding of the process in Ireland".
Investment Funds: Chambers Global 2019

Tara Doyle is a "great representative, not just of the firm but for funds in Ireland."
Chambers Europe 2019

Tara was awarded Legal Adviser of the Year at the 2018 and 2019 Women in Finance Awards Ireland.  

“Tara Doyle is, in my opinion, the best funds lawyer in Dublin.”
Chambers Europe 2018

"Tara Doyle is always impressive. She has excellent knowledge of asset management law, and delivers her advice in a concise manner, with an appropriate level of commercialism."
Chambers Europe 2018

Tara Doyle has been recognised in IFLR1000's Women Leaders Guide 2018

Tara Doyle "delivers her advice in a concise manner with the appropriate level of commercialism". Clients report: “We go to her for thorny issues that we need to get to the bottom of quickly and cogently." 
Chambers Global & Europe 2018

Tara Doyle is named a Highly Regarded Individual
IFLR1000 2018

Tara was included in The Hedge Fund Journal’s 50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds in 2017 

Tara Doyle is recommended.
European Legal 500 2017

Department head Tara Doyle is considered by interviewees as "very good technically"
Chambers Global & Europe 2017

Tara Doyle is named a leading lawyer.
IFLR1000 2017

Tara was named Europe’s Best in Investment Funds by Euromoney in 2016 and 2017

Tara is also recognised as a leading lawyer by a number of international legal directories including European Legal 500.


London School of Economics (LLM)

Trinity College Dublin (LLB)