Maples and Calder appoints financial services regulatory partner Lorna Smith
Maples and Calder (Ireland) LLP, the Maples Group’s law firm in Ireland, has announced the appointment of Lorna Smith as a partner in its financial services regulatory practice.
Ms Smith joins the firm having previously worked at two other large Irish law firms and a Big Four accountancy firm. She will work alongside partners Stephen Carty and Philip Keegan and regulatory executive Alison Gibney to grow the firm’s Irish financial services regulatory practice.
She has over 10 years’ experience in financial services regulation and, alongside more traditional industries like banking, insurance and investment services, brings a depth of experience in fintech and growth areas such as alternative lending and sustainable finance.
Ms Smith is a member of the Council of the Fintech & Payments Association of Ireland and co-chair of its regulatory insights group. She is also a member of the Association of Compliance Officers of Ireland and Irish Funds.
Commenting on Ms Smith’s appointment, Nicholas Butcher, Maples’ Ireland managing partner, said: “We are very pleased to have Lorna on board to strengthen further our expertise in this key area.
“Lorna’s arrival reflects the surge in client demand for regulatory advice as regulators demand greater transparency and enhanced reporting. We have no doubt that Lorna will be a great addition to the team here in Dublin and across our global network.”
Ms Smith added: “I am delighted to join the Maples Group’s leading financial services regulatory practice and I am really looking forward to working with the regulatory teams across the Group, and bringing my experience to this growing practice as we work to help clients navigate their way through the complexities of global regulatory compliance.”