Financial Regulation: Experience

  • ACC on the revocation of its banking license process and its replacement with an Investment Business Firm authorisation.
  • Citibank Europe plc on the regulatory aspects of the merger into it of Citibank International Ltd.
  • Special Liquidators of IBRC on regulatory aspects of the IBRC Liquidation.
  • Deutsche Borse on Eurex Clearing Rules.
  • Julius Baer on regulatory aspects of its acquisition of Merrill Lynch's Irish Wealth Management Business.
  • Guardian Assurance on the acquisition of Ark Life.
  • Various entities on obtaining authorisations from the Central Bank of Ireland including, investment firms, fund service providers, payment institutions and retail credit firms.
  • Various credit institutions on the application of the Deposit Guarantee Schemes Directive.
  • Bank of America acquisition of Merrill Lynch.
  • RBS, Santander and Fortis in their €75bn acquisition of ABN AMRO, including complex Irish regulatory aspects
  • Intercontinental Exchange owner of Finex on their move from floor trading to electronic trading.
  • State Street/Currenex on Irish regulatory aspects of the provision of a multi-bank trading platform in Ireland.
  • Numerous financial institutions on project implementation such as the 3rd Anti-Money Laundering and the Markets in Financial Instruments Directives in Ireland.
  • Henderson on migration of its head office to Ireland.
  • Lloyds TSB in its acquisition of HBOS.
  • Hellman & Friedman/Bain Capital in its bid for Lehman's investment management arm.
  • Nomura in its acquisition of Lehman's investment banking business.
  • Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group in its acquisition of a 21% stake in Morgan Stanley.