On 15 February, 2024 the Financial Services Bar Association (FSBA) will host its annual conference in the Dublin Dispute Resolution Centre, Distillery Building, Dublin 7. The conference, which will take place from 1:30 pm to 5:30, will feature three panels comprising prominent practitioners, including members of the Bar, solicitors, and industry professionals in financial services law. This conference is open to legal practitioners, finance and banking professionals, and those working in related policy fields.
The event will bring together leading legal professionals and experts in the field of financial services for a day of insightful discussions, knowledge-sharing, and networking opportunities. The Conference will commence with a welcome from the Chairperson of the FSBA, John Breslin SC followed by opening remarks delivered by Rossa Fanning SC, Attorney General.
- Rossa Fanning SC – Attorney General
- John Breslin SC – Chair of FSBA
- Úna Tighe SC – The Bar of Ireland
- Colm Kincaid – Director of Consumer Protection, Central Bank of Ireland
- Mike Hawthorne – Partner, Pinsent Masons (London)
- Patrick O’Reilly SC – The Bar of Ireland
- Ciara FitzGerald – Partner, Dentons
Session 1: Consumer Claims in Financial Services Law will explore Consumer Claims in Financial Services Law, including consumer protection and the UK’s ‘Consumer Duty’.
Session 2: Anti-Money Laundering: Criminal, Civil & Regulatory Liability will discuss criminal, civil, and regulatory liability, explore the pursuit and defence of civil claims in money-laundering scenarios, and the management of supervisory and regulatory risk.
Session 3: Criminal Enforcement of Financial Services Law, will survey the Irish experience of criminal enforcement, the dynamics of jury trials, insider trading, and comparative analyses of approaches in other common law jurisdictions and the United States.
Speaking ahead of the conference, Chair of the FSBA John Breslin SC said,
Financial services law continues to be a sector seeing huge growth within the legal services market in Ireland. The FSBA conference will enable practitioners and stakeholders in the financial services industry to collaborate on the hot topics of anti-money laundering, consumer claims and criminal enforcement of financial services law. We have expert panels lined up for lively and insightful discussions of these important issues.
Registration will commence at 1:30 pm and the conference will begin promptly at 2 pm. Following the event attendees are invited to a drinks reception on site in The Sheds Bar.
About the FSBA
The Financial Services Bar Association aims to promote members’ expertise in all areas of financial services law. In addition, this new association will actively encourage and educate junior colleagues who want to grow their practice in financial services law. The Association will also proactively engage with relevant legislative developments and consultations.