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William Fry’s Financial Regulation team is already supporting firms who will be applying for authorisation under MiCAR and we have extensive experience securing registration of VASPs in Ireland. We are the market leader in securing authorisation of regulated Fintechs such as electronic money institutions and payment institutions and we have acted for one-third of successful applicants for authorisation as an electronic money institution in Ireland to date.

  • Authorisation requirements and applications for regulated financial services providers and extension of authorisations
  • Winding down of business of regulated financial services providers and surrender of authorisations
  • Acquisition and disposal of qualifying holdings in regulated financial services providers
  • Regulatory issues arising in mergers and acquisitions in the financial services sector
  • Regulatory capital requirements
  • Compliance with supervisory requirements and conduct of business requirements applicable to
    regulated Fintechs
  • Fitness and probity regime
  • Corporate governance issues for regulated financial services providers
  • Insider dealing and market abuse
  • Transparency and prospectus requirements
  • Anti-money laundering compliance
  • Investigation and enforcement of regulatory standards including Central Bank administrative sanctions procedure.