Martin is a senior member of the firm’s Knowledge Team specialising in finance and financial services regulatory law.

Martin works in the firm’s banking and financial service group and advises on a broad range of banking and finance work, particularly in the areas of corporate lending and financial services regulation. 

Key highlights include advising:

  • Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c.:
    1. in relation to the provision of key advice regarding the Irish law and commercial considerations relevant to their project to manage the transition away from LIBOR;
    2. in respect of the legal due diligence process undertaken on a multi-billion euro asset portfolio that transferred to NAMA and the management, on behalf of NAMA, of the transferred assets.
  • AML on a variety of issues, including the impact of beneficial ownership of trusts regulations on existing investment and employee incentive structures for a variety of clients.
  • Retail Credit / Credit Servicing, advising a range of clients on the impact of the expansion of authorisation requirements in relation to retail credit firm and credit servicing firm business and assisting in putting in place mitigating measures and restructuring plans to address affected business.
  • ISDA in relation to the use of electronic signatures for the execution of a range of industry standard documents.
  • Home Reversion Business, analysing and providing a reasoned opinion on compliance with legislation and Central Bank regulation in relation to home reversion schemes for an international investor.
  • State Investment Vehicle on a proposed investment into an invoice-discounting platform, focusing in particular on financial services regulatory issues relating to credit reporting. 
  • Transport Infrastructure Ireland on the potential for the use of an electronic process (including the use of electronic signatures) in the context of procurement obligations under Irish and European law.
  • EURIBOR Fallbacks regarding regulatory requirements and risks connected with the potential for a discontinuation of the EURIBOR benchmark, as well as drafting precedent documentation to address those issues.