Our team can offer a fresh perspective and solutions to identify and address regulatory changes across the financial services sectors.
Our team work across financial services sectors.
Some relevant examples of our work:
Banking We are the leading advisor to bank license applicants in Ireland, having supported all of the most recent successful applications. The regulatory advice provided ranges from reviewing the applicant’s proposed strategy, business plan and policy framework to providing practical support in terms of reviewing the draft application pack submitted to the Central Bank of Ireland. Our experience allows us to actively support and advise on interactions with the Central Bank.
Investment Management We work with local and international firms across the investment management spectrum – from administrators to investment managers - on a variety of regulatory issues. We have given advice on the authorisation process in Ireland, providing clarity on regulatory expectations. We have assisted with the implementation of compliance monitoring frameworks for distribution and trading environments. We also deliver regulatory change projects and have extensive experience with MiFID II and other regulations.
Insurance Our regulatory team has extensive experience advising on many aspects of insurance regulation including, amongst others, Solvency II implementation, regulatory reporting under Solvency II and governance and insurance board evaluations.
Consumer/Anti-money Laundering We have conducted a number of regulatory reviews of large institutions relating to the conduct of business and AML. We work with companies to assess compliance with regulations and standards, both local and international. We assess the appropriateness of interpretations into policies, procedures and business practices using solid insight into regulator’s expectations.
Cross-sectoral – compliance We participated in a global initiative of a leading U.S. financial services group to identify and document the regulatory obligations applicable to the business of its Irish operations. The work involved the identification of the laws and requirements relevant to the subsidiary’s activities and the drafting of obligations in plain English so that they could be mapped to the relevant policies.