Financial services law



New legislation to limit cost of credit on moneylending loans

A new bill to restrict the total cost of credit on moneylending loans will be drafted following government approval.

Published 19 July 2021

Bill to bring providers of PCPs under remit of the Central Bank

Legislation to bring providers of hire purchase and personal contract plans (PCPs) under the remit of the Central Bank has been published.

Published 7 July 2021

Assured skills academy to retrain graduates in legal aspect of financial services

The Department for the Economy (DfE) is teaming up with local company FinTrU to offer 20 training places to graduates who wish to retrain in the legal aspect of financial services.

Published 29 June 2021

Mason Hayes & Curran LLP becomes first Irish member of The International Stock Exchange

Business law firm Mason Hayes & Curran LLP has become the first Irish member of The International Stock Exchange (TISE).

Published 14 June 2021

Lisa Connaughton joins Pinsent Masons as head of company secretarial operations

Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has announced the appointment of Lisa Connaughton as head of company secretarial operations in Dublin.

Published 1 June 2021

Derville Rowland elected chair of EU investment funds committee

The barrister heading the Central Bank of Ireland's financial conduct operations has been elected as chair of the investment management standing committee of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA).

Published 24 May 2021

Anti-money laundering and white collar crime bills clear Oireachtas

Two pieces of legislation giving effect to EU directives on money laundering and white collar crime have cleared the Oireachtas.

Published 4 May 2021

Simmons & Simmons appoints two new partners in Dublin

International law firm Simmons & Simmons has announced the promotion of Derek Lawlor and James McKnight to partners in Dublin.

Published 27 April 2021

Anna Vangrove joins Shoosmiths as banking and finance partner

Finance lawyer Anna Vangrove has joined Shoosmiths as a banking and finance partner in Belfast.

Published 27 April 2021

Credit unions have until end of June to hold virtual AGMs

Credit unions will have until the end of June to hold their 2020 AGMs virtually following an extension of Covid-19 rules.

Published 22 April 2021

Matheson and Maples Group ranked as Ireland's top funds advisers

Matheson and Maples and Calder, the Maples Group's law firm, have been ranked among the leading legal advisers to the Irish funds industry.

Published 2 March 2021

High Court: Complaint upheld against Danske Bank for mis-selling mortgage to customers

The High Court has upheld a complaint against Danske Bank for mis-selling a mortgage to a couple.

Published 25 February 2021

Modernisation of investment limited partnerships to be commenced by March

Legislation modernising investment limited partnerships (ILPs) in Ireland will be fully commenced by March, Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has announced.

Published 27 January 2021

Investment limited partnerships to be 'modernised' under new law

Legislation modernising investment limited partnerships (ILPs) in Ireland has been approved by the Oireachtas and is due to be signed into law.

Published 21 December 2020

Credit unions to be allowed to hold virtual AGMs

Credit unions can hold their annual general meetings online in whole or in part under new legislation approved by the Oireachtas.

Published 14 December 2020