Carol Widger is a partner in Dechert’s Investment Funds group in Dublin and Managing Partner of the firm’s Dublin office. Ms. Widger has 20 years’ experience advising fund promoters, fund managers, AIFMs, MiFID firms and other investment funds services firms, on matters relating to the establishment, launch and ongoing management of all types of investment funds, including UCITS and AIF products. Ms. Widger is a former Chair of Irish Funds' Legal Working Group and currently acts as a senior advisor of the Dublin location for 100 Women in Finance, where she was the former Chair and founding member.
Ms. Widger is consistently ranked as a leading lawyer in legal publications. IFLR1000 recognizes her as a “highly regarded” individual in hedge funds and investment funds, while Legal 500 says Carol Widger is “well-informed and analytical”. Chambers Global highlights Ms. Widger for bolstering the firm's Irish fund practice. Clients admire her “ability to deal with complex situations; if you are looking to structure funds requiring more in-depth knowledge then she is very strong.” Whilst also describing her as an “excellent communicator, who is very commercial and prompt” who is “great with relationship management and Irish funds and structuring.” She was also “Highly Commended” in the Chambers’ “Diversity Lawyer of the Year: Europe-wide” category for her career-long efforts to foster gender diversity.
- University College Dublin, Bachelor of Civil Law, 1995
- University College Dublin, Post-graduate Diploma, Financial Services
- Solicitor, Ireland, 1998