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Financial Regulation Law

Our Financial Regulation Law Team provides practical, commercial and strategic advice for financial services businesses operating in Ireland. We advise a wide variety of domestic and international institutions on their obligations under Irish and EU financial services law.

We represent significant international banking and insurance operations, a range of investment firms, asset managers, fund service providers, insurance intermediaries, lenders, e-money institutions and payment institutions.

We advise and assist clients in dealing with the evolving regulatory environment to enable them to proactively respond to new circumstances. Our team also includes lawyers with specialist financial services dispute resolution experience, enabling us to represent clients in both an advisory capacity and in contentious matters.

Our Financial Regulation lawyers work closely with the financial services industry in Ireland and many of our team have experience working as in-house counsel within the industry. We have committee involvement in the Irish Funds Industry Association and our lawyers regularly speak on regulatory developments at industry events.

Financial Regulation Law Services

The range of services we provide in this area includes advising new entrants to the Irish financial services market, supporting clients through the relevant authorisation process with the Central Bank of Ireland, advising on regulatory matters as their businesses evolve such as regulatory capital requirements, fitness and probity, all Central Bank codes and guidance as well as the Central Bank’s administrative sanctions procedure.

Recommendations

Chambers Europe, 2016

"Top-quality level of service." 

Legal 500, 2016

"Very efficient and commercial" 

Recent Work

  • Successful authorisations of a wide range of financial services entities in Ireland;
  • Advising on Central Bank investigations, its administrative sanctions procedures and settlement process;
  • Merger and acquisition transactions in the financial services industry, involving successful regulatory approval;
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