The financial services sector in Ireland is undergoing significant change driven by digitalisation and advances in technology. The FinTech revolution also brings new opportunities for FinTech focused technology providers.
Our FinTech group combines lawyers with expertise in financial regulation (both advisory and contentious), commercial and technology, corporate and M&A, and finance, to provide a fully integrated, strategic and forward-looking service. We track the latest trends and innovations in this area to provide market-leading, client-focused advice, and to work with our clients on innovative solutions to novel legal and regulatory issues in this sector, as they emerge.
Our lawyers have extensive experience advising a range of FinTech businesses, including startups, BigTech firms and financial institutions on domestic and international legal challenges, including:
- blockchain and cryptocurrencies
- contract and consumer laws
- corporate and securities
- data protection and privacy
- e-commerce in financial services
- financial services regulation
- IP and IT
Our FinTech group also works with industry and government supported bodies, including 'Blockchain Ireland', 'Compliance Institute' and 'Women in Payments' to help inform and shape the constantly evolving FinTech legal and regulatory framework.
A leading financial institution in Ireland
in relation to the digitisation of its banking and payment services together with the development and rollout of a related software platform and related FinTech technology.
Allied Irish Banks
in relation to the launch of numerous electronic payment facilities.
Bank of Ireland
in relation to the negotiation of numerous contracts for IT and transaction processing services.
on the enforceability of electronic signatures and proposed changes to the legal framework for electronic signatures and electronic documents.
JPMorgan 'Chase Paymentech'
in relation to the application of payment rules under PSD2 and the implementation Fintech technology.
A large "alternative" Fintech payment processor
with Irish operations on the application of Irish payment services legislation.