David Dillon was admitted to practice as a solicitor in 1978. He is a graduate of University College Dublin and has an MBA from Trinity College Dublin. David is a founding partner and a senior partner of Dillon Eustace where he works principally in the areas of corporate finance, financial services and banking. He worked with the international law firm of Hamada & Matsumoto in Tokyo during 1983/1984. He speaks regularly at the International Bar Association and other international fora. He is also a director of a number of Irish based investment and management companies. He is a member of a number of committees and sub-committees established by the Irish Law Society relating to commercial law and financial services. He is vice chair of the Investment Funds Committee (Committee I) of the International Bar Association. He is a past chairman of the government’s IFSC Funds Working Group and was an ex officio member of the Clearing House Group of the International Financial Services Centre.