Fintech and the law

Law Society leads discussions on Fintech law and regulation innovations.

Law Society Finuas Skillnet is hosting the Fintech Symposium 2019 to discuss developments in the law and regulation of Fintech in Ireland today, Thursday 7 March.

The Symposium has been designed and is being delivered by expert international financial service (IFS) solicitors and professionals, with over 80 IFS professionals, insurance professionals and in-house IFS Counsel attending. 

The speaker panel comprises 10 members and is chaired by Ruth McCarthy, CEO of Fexco Corporate Payments, Kerry. The Fexco Group is one of the world’s leading payment solutions and financial technology providers.

This is the second Fintech Symposium run by Law Society Skillnet Finuas since 2016.

Fintech in Ireland

Financial Technology (Fintech) is the technology and innovation that aims to compete with traditional financial methods in the delivery of banking and financial services. The industry has grown dramatically in Ireland, and worldwide, in recent years.

Director General of the Law Society, Ken Murphy said the event provides an opportunity for IFS solicitors and professionals to discuss key changes and innovations in the area.

“Ireland is home to some of the world’s largest technology firms and is a base for many international financial organisations. This conference is an opportunity for IFS solicitors and professionals to develop their legal and Fintech knowledge and understanding, and to become more comfortable in this relatively new area,” said Mr Murphy.

“We are delighted to be joined by an exceptional list of speakers from some of the largest law firms and Fintech companies in Ireland,” he said.

Fintech essentials

The conference will cover essential Fintech areas, including:

  • Anti-Money Laundering and Corruption - Emerging and Challenging Themes for Businesses,
  • Fintech - the State of the Art and the Rise of Digital Assets,
  • Second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) – What We Know Now – Implementation and Use Cases,
  • Consumer Protection and PSD2 – A Regulatory Perspective, and
  • GDPR – The Interplay with PSD2.

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