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Financial institutions are operating in a dynamic and rapidly changing environment. As a consequence of the global financial crisis and more recently Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic, governments and regulators have become much more proactive with a view to improving oversight, regulation and protection of the consumer. As a consequence, the regulatory landscape has fundamentally changed and operations, structure and location of regulated businesses are continuously being adapted in response to these developments.

At Matheson we believe that your professional advisers should give you a commercial advantage in dealing with these changes. We have worked extensively over many years with a broad range of the largest financial institutions, including leading domestic firms and “brand name” multinationals including banks, insurers, investment services as well as Fintech and payment firms.

We continually look to use the breadth and depth of our experience to benefit our clients. In our view, dedicated teams with extensive industry sector knowledge offer the best value for clients.

Our Financial Institutions Group unites lawyers with extensive industry experience, corporate transactional experience and regulatory knowledge who are solely focused on financial institutions.

The key areas of our practice can be broadly summarised as follows:

Central to the success of our team is our excellent relationship with the Central Bank of Ireland.

Thought leadership

Thought leadership is particularly important to the Financial Institutions Group as we believe it is as important to shape public policy as it is to advise on it. We regularly make formal and informal submissions to the Central Bank, Department of Finance and other State bodies. Group members regularly write, speak and organise seminars/webinars on topics that are important to our clients. We consistently update our clients on developments in the area of financial services through our much praised FIG Forum. To subscribe, please click here. 

Collaboration

At Matheson the financial services sector is the largest single sector of our practice. The Financial Institutions Group works with many of Matheson’s market leading teams including teams in Finance and Capital Markets, Asset Management and Investment Funds, Aviation Finance and Transportation, Structured Finance and Securitisation, Tax, Restructuring and Insolvency and Financial Services Litigation.

 

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Case by Case Basis – The Central Bank of Ireland’s primary approach to Competent Authority Discretions under the new Investment Firm’s legislative framework

Jan 28, 2021, 11:54 AM
The Central Bank of Ireland issued the much anticipated CP135: Consultation on Competent Authority Discretions in the Investment Firms Directive and the Investment Firms Regulation, signaling its “proposed approach and perspectives in relation to provisions contained” within the Investment Firms Directive and Investment Firms Regulation where the competent authority can or must exercise its discretion.
Title : Case by Case Basis – The Central Bank of Ireland’s primary approach to Competent Authority Discretions under the new Investment Firm’s legislative framework
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Insight Date : Jan 28, 2021, 11:52 AM

On 14 January 2021, the Central Bank of Ireland issued the much anticipated CP135: Consultation on Competent Authority Discretions in the Investment Firms Directive and the Investment Firms Regulation, signaling its  “proposed approach and perspectives in relation to provisions contained” within the Investment Firms Directive and Investment Firms Regulation where the competent authority can or must exercise its discretion.

In this insight we consider these discretions, the Central Bank of Ireland’s proposal in respect of same and what they will mean for impacted firms.

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