Expertise

Fintech

The future of money is changing and the financial services industry is rapidly transforming its value chains and established technologies. Fintech is the embodiment of this shift and we are at the forefront of law in this area. We are positioned to advise on how Fintech may affect your business. 

Our Fintech legal team includes some of Ireland’s leading financial regulatory, technology and data protection legal professionals. Our multi-disciplinary team understands the challenges of working in a complex and rapidly changing sector and we can help you to meet its challenges head on. We often work at the cutting-edge of law, financial services regulation and technology when advising clients who are establishing innovative Fintech products and services.

We offer clients unparalleled global expertise coupled with detailed local insight. We advise an expanding client base of domestic and international financial services and technology companies, including many of the world’s best-known financial institutions and data-driven organisations. Our legal knowledge and pragmatic drafting is based on a fundamental understanding of the underlying industry. 

Our Services

Financial Regulation

  • Licensing/authorisation of regulated financial services providers
  • Scope of the Payment Services and Electronic Money Directives and MiFID
  • Regulatory compliance
  • IT outsourcing for regulated financial services providers
  • Peer-to-peer lending, crowdfunding, consumer credit

Information Technology & IP

  • Payment services agreements
  • Cloud computing and data hosting arrangements
  • Outsourcing and shared services
  • Intellectual property licensing and protection
  • Service level agreements

Privacy & Data Security

  • Global privacy structures
  • Complex multi-jurisdictional data transfers
  • Privacy policies
  • Cyber-security and data breach incidents
  • Big Data analytics

Corporate

  • Merger and acquisition transactions
  • Funding, joint ventures and strategic partnerships
  • Private equity and debt financing transactions
  • Tax advice and planning
  • Exit strategies, including trade sales and IPOs

Recommendations

Chambers Europe, 2016

"Offers an incredibly deep level of expertise"

Legal 500, 2016

"Top IT firm"

Recent Work

  • Advising the first e-money institution to be authorised by the Central Bank of Ireland on its successful licence application.
  • Acting for an Irish Fintech business on the roll out of its disruptive payment transaction authentication technology.
  • Drafting and negotiating of a variety of payment services agreements, SLAs and privacy policies for a Fintech mobile payment provider.
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Philip Nolan

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