Event date: Thursday 7 July 2016, 730am @ The Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club, 9 Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2. Map

This is an event for the entire fintech ecosystem. One message supported by multiple voices. Make your voice count.

To say that we have been inundated by calls, emails and website visits (over 1,000 visits to our Brexit & Ireland webpage) would be an understatement. There is a lot of interest and so Fintech Ireland has worked with Galligan Johnston Solicitors in the days after the Brexit referendum to bring you this unique presentation focused on fintech in Ireland.

This event is for more than just the domestic Irish fintech scene: international fintech companies operating here (including Freedom of Establishment and Freedom of Services basis) and those considering Ireland as part of their future plans post-Brexit will be attending.

We will focus on the strategy and challenges facing fintech in Ireland and the UK, particularly regulated fintech and what entrepreneurs, start-ups and incumbents need to consider in light of the Brexit vote. The benefit of attending includes hearing from presenters who right now are working on both UK Financial Conduct Authority, Central Bank of Ireland and other EU regulator authorisation applications for fintech and non-fintech companies, and the impact that Brexit will have on their strategies. Our combined work covers payment services, e-money, intermediary, banking, mutual funds, MiFID, challenger bank and insurance clients, board director positions and advisory roles across Europe.

This event will provide an excellent opportunity for you to network and gain support from other fintech firms, entrepreneurs, start-ups and incumbents. We will actively encourage comment, dialogue and of course questions and your comments on this critical topic. Will provide feedback to the Irish Government and Central Bank (plus other EU regulators) as part of on-going engagement on Ireland’s financial services strategy and choice of jurisdiction for regulated (and unregulated) activities.

Some of the topics to be covered include:

· Overview: Fintech scene in Ireland

· Update: What Brexit may look like for fintech & others

· Regulatory authorisation regimes: UK, Ireland and other selected EU jurisdictions

· Impact: What to think about if you have commenced or about to commence an authorisation for a fintech business (a very practical topic – which the speakers themselves are dealing with right now)

· Next Steps: With your Q&As, comments and narratives, putting feedback from the event before Irish government, policymakers and regulators

Our speakers include:

Peter Oakes

Peter Oakes:

Peter is a respected regulatory and fintech expert, working in Dublin and London advising fintech and non-fintech companies (including banks, payments services, emoney, investment management, funds industry and intermediaries) on Central Bank of Ireland, Financial Conduct Authority and other EU regulator authorisation, supervisory and enforcement matters. Also founder of Fintech Ireland and President of the Irish Chapter of the Irish Australian Chamber of Commerce supporting innovation initiatives between Australia and Ireland.

James-Paul Galligan

JP Galligan

James-Paul (JP) specialises in corporate, commercial litigation and financial services legal and regulatory issues and practices across a wide range of domestic and international corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate restructurings. This work also covers taking instructions on behalf of financial institutions. James-Paul also advises many French companies doing business in and through Ireland. He is a non-executive director of financial services companies. 

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