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

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, payment services firms, investment funds and alternative lenders. The team also advises organisations involved in insurance, fund administration, corporate treasury, credit services firms, fintech and other intermediaries.

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