Banking Regulation

Our Banking and Capital Markets team helps clients keep pace with the increasing scope and complexity of regulatory changes.

Working with our Regulatory team, we advise on all aspects of banking regulation.

Our service covers:

  • establishment and authorisations of all types of financial institutions;
  • risk management and corporate governance;
  • advising on all elements of the Central Bank of Ireland’s regulatory enforcement powers;
  • negotiating settlements with the Central Bank;
  • advising on insurance, consumer credit, retail credit firms, data protection and privacy credit servicing, credit reporting, payment services, credit and regulatory issues involved in the acquisition and disposal of loan portfolios;
  • anti-money laundering;
  • and various Central Bank regulatory codes, as well as regulatory investigations.

We offer specialist expertise in advising clients on the impact of EU financial sanctions on their activities and those of their counter-parties.

Representative transactional work includes advising:

  • On the regulatory aspects of a new entrant to the Irish market, a provider of finance to retail and non-retail customers.
  • On investigations by the Central Bank of Ireland and the Financial Services Ombudsman.
  • A leading Russian financial institution on the implications of the EU’s financial sanctions regime.