Cormac Commins


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Cormac is a Partner in William Fry’s Asset Management & Investment Funds Department and represents some of the largest fund promoters in the Irish market, including BlackRock, Barclays, BNY Mellon, Lazard, State Street and Vanguard.  He specialises in the establishment and operation of all types of investment funds and has a significant UCITS practice.

With over 17 years' experience in the funds arena, Cormac is a regular speaker and participant at fund industry conferences and has also written a number of articles on the area. He has served for many years as a member of the Irish Funds Industry Association's (IFIA) Trustee Committee and is currently co-chair of the IFIA's Marketing Committee.

According to Chambers & Partners 2014, Cormac Commins is praised as "a safe pair of hands." He recently led the team advising State Street on the acquisition of Goldman Sachs Administration Services.

According to a source of Chambers Europe, 2013, Cormac Commins 'views himself as a long-term partner of our firm, and is knowledgeable, accessible and responsive.' In Legal 500 EMEA, 2013, Cormac is described as ‘exceptional’.

Chambers Europe, 2012 reports that Cormac Commins 'puts himself out to understand his clients and fits his advice to what we need. He is versatile and will adapt his style to his client’, and according to Chambers Europe, 2011 clients are impressed by 'his technical prowess and service levels'.

Legal 500 EMEA, 2012 describes Cormac Commins as having ‘excellent business acumen’ and Legal 500 EMEA, 2011 comments that he ‘has a sharp intellect’.  Legal 500 EMEA, 2010 praises Cormac as being: recommended for his 'ability to work intuitively with in-house counsel.'