Carol Widger


Carol Widger


Dublin | 5 Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin, D02 CK83, Ireland
+353 1 436 8522 | +353 1 633 5845


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 current Chair and founding member of the Dublin location for 100 Women in Finance.

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 Chambers Global describes 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
  • 100 Women in Finance 
  • Law Society of Ireland
Speaking Engagements
  • Current Developments Affecting the Fund Industry - San Diego (March, 2019)
  • 8th Annual Funds Congress - London (February, 2019)