Brexit Breakfast Meeting 7th July 2016

Event date: Thursday 7 July 2016 @ 7.30am

Location: The Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club, 9 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2 .

RSVP:   Places limited to 100

We here at Galligan Johnston Solicitors are delighted to bring you a fantastic opportunity to attend an information breakfast on Brexit. We have worked with Peter Oakes, from Fintech Ireland, in the days after the Brexit referendum to bring you this unique presentation focused on fintech in Ireland. But it 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:

James-Paul Galligan, Partner, Galligan Johnston Solicitors

Peter Oakes: ( /

Peter is a well-known and respected regulatory and fintech expert. He is regular commentator in Irish & international media and at international conferences on fintech, regtech and central banking/regulation (click here). Peter is non-executive director a large MIFID technology options market maker (Ireland), advisory board member at ClearSettle (London) and advisory committee at Corlytics, Cogni and Plynk. Peter works 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. Peter is the former Director of Enforcement & Financial Crime at the Central Bank of Ireland and has worked in senior roles with the UK Financial Services Authority, Australian Securities & Investments Commission and the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency. Most recently Peter was Board Director & Chief Risk Officer in London for Bank of America Merchant Services (Europe), where he established the business and led its FCA authorisation. He is also a lawyer qualified in Ireland, the United Kingdom and Australia. As many know, Peter is Founder of Fintech Ireland and also President of the Irish Chapter of the Irish Australian Chamber of Commerce which supports innovation initiatives between Australia and Ireland, and will inform and support the Australian EU FTA negotiations taking place in 2017.