Shane Martin

Shane Martin


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​Shane Martin is a Partner based in Walkers' Ireland office. He has significant experience in regulatory risk and compliance in financial services across the banking, insurance, asset management, credit union and payment services sectors.

Drawing on his experience as a regulator and industry adviser, Shane provides practical and informed advice on all regulatory compliance matters with particular expertise in financial crime.

Prior to joining Walkers, Shane worked for a number of years for the Central Bank of Ireland ("CBI") where he managed the specialist anti-money laundering and counter-financing of terrorism ("AML/CFT") supervision team in the Enforcement Directorate. During his time in the CBI, he played a key role in developing and implementing AML/CFT strategy and policy as well as participating in a number of enforcement cases and internal risk governance panels.

Shane previously worked as an adviser with the Irish Banking Federation where he represented the banking sector's interests on a wide range of legal and compliance matters including;

  • Development of AML/CFT Guidelines;
  • Revision of mortgage documentation;
  • Corporate governance;
  • Consumer protection;
  • Mortgage arrears; and
  • Business lending.

Admitted In:
New York (not practising)


LLM European Law, University College Dublin
Bachelor of Civil Law Degree, University College Dublin
Advanced Diploma in Corporate, White Collar and Regulatory Crime, The Honorable Society of King's Inns
Diploma in Finance Law, Law Society of Ireland.

2022 IFLR 1000 (32nd Edition) - "He is a leading authority on regulatory knowledge particularly on domestic anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism matters. He proactively engages with clients and industry on the resolution of common issues."

2021 IFLR 1000 (31st Edition) - Rising Star - "He is the ultimate professional and his AML knowledge is second to none. This, together with his measured approach and wealth of experience, demonstrates that he is an asset not only to his firm but to the wider AML community through his contribution to the Irish Private Sector AML Consultative Forum."

"Shane is highly responsive, adaptable and a subject matter expert in his field. His knowledge also covers a broad spectrum of financial services and he is very much engaged on regulatory thinking."

2020 IFLR 1000 - Rising Star - "He is excellent, and his attention to detail is very reassuring. He has assisted us in several very challenging situations. Along with technical expertise, he also brings a calming personable touch that is very much appreciated."

​Shane has tutored at the Law Society of Ireland on AML/CFT and has presented at numerous industry events and seminars.

Member of the Incorporated Law Society of Ireland

Member of the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association