Business law firm Mason Hayes & Curran LLP has announced the appointment of Liam Flynn as a senior partner in the firm’s Financial Services team. Liam joins the firm’s rapidly growing team focused on regulation of financial institutions.
Financial services is a key sector for the firm and Liam is one of Ireland's leading financial regulatory lawyers. He works with financial institutions, including insurers banks and fintech firms, to help them respond to today’s challenging regulatory landscape.
Liam has recently worked with global banks relocating their European operations to Ireland in response to Brexit. Liam advises global banks on issues relating to central bank authorisation, capital structuring, internal governance and recovery/resolution planning. He has also worked with large insurers responding to regulatory concerns generated by business interruption claims resulting from covid-19.
Prior to joining Mason Hayes & Curran LLP, Liam spent eleven years with another leading Irish firm where he led their corporate and regulatory insurance practice and developed a prominent bank regulatory practice.
As well as his notable presence in the Irish market, Liam has unique international experience serving as Deputy General Counsel of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) in Basel, Switzerland, between 2010 and 2017. The BIS is the global centre for financial regulatory reform.
Commenting on his appointment, William Carmody, Head of Financial Services at Mason Hayes & Curran LLP, said “I am very pleased to announce Liam’s appointment to our rapidly expanding financial services regulatory practice. Our priority is always to provide clients with excellent service. Liam’s international experience working with both industry and regulators allows him to understand the needs of clients and provide practical and innovative solutions.”
Liam added, “I’m delighted to join Mason Hayes & Curran LLP. Together with the firm's dominant position in key sectors, it retains its core values providing excellent client service and a supportive environment for its people. From this foundation, I strongly believe that we can make an important contribution to the development of the Irish financial services industry in the years ahead.”