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Financial Services

We offer seamless solutions across the specialist departments within the firm and cross border with our international colleagues.

quotes The lawyers at Philip Lee have a good network of expertise to draw from and are very responsive. Chambers Europe, 2022

Lawyers in the Philip Lee Financial Services team are top tier legal experts, advising domestic and international financial services institutions. Operating in the highly regulated sector, clients include Irish banks, wholesale banks, investment banks, private equity providers, investment funds and alternative lenders. The team also advises organisations involved in insurance, fund administration, corporate treasury, credit services firms, aircraft leasing, securitisation, fintech and other intermediaries.

Clients need lawyers who understand the sector specific fundamentals, the technical language involved and the markets in which they operate. This is where our skill set at Philip Lee adds real value. This sectoral specific knowledge means we are in a position to deliver cost effective services without the burden of high costs as with the larger Dublin and UK firms. We also pride ourselves on having a team of deep domain experts who have direct experience of both working in industry (including in senior leadership positions) and as legal advisers.

M&A activity in the sector continues to drive opportunities as organisations demand strong commercial and strategic advice on bespoke business and operating models. We guide clients through the complex maze of regulation and compliance in the financial services sector. Our work ranges from establishing operations and regulated subsidiaries in Ireland to advice on interactions with the Central Bank of Ireland.

Our partner-led, multi-disciplinary team (comprising experts from our Finance, Corporate Transactions and M&A, Regulatory, Tax and Real Estate teams) advises across the full spectrum of activities in the financial services area:

  • Acquisition finance
  • Asset finance
  • Asset management and funds
  • Blockchain
  • Capital market transactions
  • Establishment, regulatory authorisation and compliance
  • Corporate lending, restructuring and security
  • Financial regulatory
  • Global Corporate Restructuring
  • Islamic Finance
  • Private Equity
  • Project finance
  • Refinancing
  • Risk Management
  • Tax

The firm has a strong international focus with offices in San Francisco, Brussels and London. We are the sole Irish member firm of Multilaw, the fourth largest legal network in the world.

We offer seamless solutions across the specialist departments within the firm and cross border with our international colleagues.

Philip Lee was awarded Law Firm of the Year and Property Law Firm of the Year 2019.

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