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Solicitor - Regulatory & Compliance (MiFID Investment Services)

Dillon Eustace is one of Ireland’s leading law firms with an established domestic and international client bases and offices in Tokyo, New York and in the Cayman Islands. 
Our Regulatory and Compliance team is experiencing significant growth in both volume and complexity of instructions and we also see opportunities to further develop across several financial services sectors. To support this growth we are looking to recruit an enthusiastic lawyer who wishes to work with clients and colleagues of the highest calibre on a diverse range of interesting and challenging work.

We are particularly interested in lawyers who have material experience (and expertise) in investment services regulation (MiFID II/IIA) and who are interested in working with investment services and similar clients across a wide range of legal and regulatory issues affecting their businesses.

The successful candidate will work primarily on MiFID/IIA client matters but will also work with other financial services sectoral clients on overlapping areas of law or regulation such as AML/CTF, GDPR, fitness & probity etc, working within a growing team where other team members have complementary expertise in the Insurance; Payments; Credit/Servicing; and Fund Service Provider sectors.      

We are looking for a strong, enthusiastic and entrepreneurial solicitor who is comfortable in engaging in both business development and broader client relationship management.


The role will involve acting for national and domestic clients, both regulated and unregulated, dealing with a broad range of complex regulatory matters across the regulatory spectrum, with a focus on Insurance including:

applications for authorisation, advising on the process and liaising with the Central Bank and reviewing application documentation;

cross border passporting

advising on specific legislative matters across the regulatory spectrum etc., which impact clients on a day to day basis (eg. governance; client assets; transaction reporting; transactions etc)

advising on variety of contractual arrangements and on outsourcing rules and requirements;

assisting clients in developing compliance and supervisory frameworks for both start-ups  and established entities, including assistance in drafting policies and procedures for client tailoring;

advising on related issues such as AML/CTF; GDPR; minimum competency requirements, the Central Bank ‘Fit and Proper requirements’; consumer protection legislation and unfair contract terms;

advising on acquiring transactions and assisting in regulatory due diligence;  

assisting clients on the installation and documentation of appropriate reporting structures and decision-making processes and advising on necessary board and committee regulation;

delivering tailored training presentations to clients on a wide range of regulatory and compliance topics


The successful candidate will also be expected to engage in both business development and broader client relationship management.


Suitable candidates must be able to demonstrate:

Minimum of 5 years pqe experience in financial services regulatory matters with specific demonstrable MiFID/IIA experience.

Experience in AML, Consumer Protection, Data Protection, Governance and an good understanding of the structure of both the domestic and European Financial Services legislation would also be a distinct advantage.

Strong planning and organisational skills, with an ability to prioritise

Ability to make sound and realistic decisions

An ability to communicate effectively at all levels, with colleagues and clients

A high level of motivation and an ability to act on one’s own initiative

An ability to work effectively as part of a team.


Applications should be accompanied by a Curriculum Vitae and sent by email to Patricia Barr, Head of HR at by latest Wednesday November 1, 2017.