Keith Waine

Partner | Dublin
Financial Regulation

Keith is head of the firm’s Financial Regulation team. He provides regulatory advice and support to domestic and international financial services providers, including banks, investment firms, retail credit firms, credit servicers, payments firms, e-money firms, insurers and unregulated entities. Keith aims to provide practical solutions to complicated issues and help clients manage and develop their businesses within complex and fast changing regulatory environments.

Prior to joining Dillon Eustace in February 2019, Keith spent 10 years working in industry as Head of Legal and Compliance at National Irish Bank (later Danske Bank), Co-Founder and Chief Compliance Officer of an alternative mortgage lender and Head of Legal at Barclays Bank Ireland PLC.

Keith previously spent eight years with Linklaters in London where he qualified as a solicitor in 2002. He holds the LCOI designation from the Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland.

Keith has extensive practical experience advising upon and managing:

  • regulatory authorisation processes
  • regulatory change projects
  • risk assessments
  • compliance frameworks, policies, planning and training
  • regulatory investigations, remediation plans and enforcement actions
  • Brexit planning and cross border regulatory issues
  • corporate reorganisations
  • new product development
  • anti-money laundering, counter terrorist financing and financial sanctions
  • PSD2
  • MiFID II
  • GDPR and data privacy
  • prudential regulation and capital requirements
  • corporate governance
  • fitness and probity and senior executive accountability
  • loan servicing and securitisations
  • consumer credit and residential mortgages
  • consumer protection and mortgage arrears.

Related Practice Areas

Financial Regulation

Banking Regulation

Data Protection and Information Management

Payment Institutions and E-Money Firms

Regulatory Investigations

Authorisation and Establishment


University College Dublin

The University of Law, London

The Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland (LCOI)

The Law Society of England and Wales