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Eimear O'Dwyer

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Eimear is co-head of Maples and Calder's Funds & Investment Management team in the Maples Group's Dublin office. She specialises in the structuring of UCITS and AIFs as ICAVs, ILPs and 1907 Limited Partnerships. She advises a wide variety of managers, investment banks and private equity managers across a broad range of asset classes including distressed situation funds, private debt and credit funds, loan origination, hedge funds, fund of funds, master feeders, managed account platforms and bespoke structures. Eimear also advises on the establishment, ongoing operation and regulation of Irish MiFID firms, UCITS management companies, AIFMs and Super ManCos.

Eimear has particular expertise in the ESG and sustainable investment space and works with managers and financial institutions on sustainable finance disclosures and the implementation of management policies in preparation for compliance with the EU’s Sustainable Action Plan. 


Eimear joined the Maples Group in 2010.  She previously worked for a large Irish corporate law firm.  In 2023, Eimear was named as one of 50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds by the Hedge Fund Journal and she is also recommended in both Chambers Global and Legal 500 where clients report that ‘Eimear O’Dwyer is a leader in her field’, "she achieves seemingly impossible deadlines, and is dedicated, committed, very pragmatic and good on the commercial side", "she has a very deep level of expertise and pulls together resources from across the whole of Maples" and "she brings a calm and reassuring voice to complex issues and gives clear insights and advice".  


Eimear is an active industry participant. She is Chair of the Irish Funds Legal Working Group and is a member of the Irish Chapter of 100 Women in Finance.  Eimear is a regular speaker at industry conferences and webinars on both ESG and Sustainable Finance.


Funds & Investment Management

ESG & Sustainable Finance


2007 - Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland


University College Dublin, BBLS (Hons)


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