Eoin O'Connor

Eoin O'Connor


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Eoin O'Connor is based in Walkers' Ireland office where he is a partner and the Head of Regulatory for Ireland.

Eoin’s experience includes acting for a wide range of domestic and international financial institutions, including commercial banks, investment banks and asset managers, funds, fund promoters and services providers and international law firms.

Eoin provides advice on compliance with industry guidance, legislation and codes issued by the Central Bank of Ireland, prudential requirements, Irish authorisation and licensing issues, asset disposal projects by Irish and international clients, ongoing compliance with conduct of business, consumer protection and other requirements, anti-money laundering, data protection, financial institution M&A and the regulation of securitisation activities.

Eoin is the MiFiD II lecturer at the Law Society of Ireland's Finance Law Diploma programme. 

Prior to joining Walkers, Eoin trained as a solicitor in Arthur Cox, Dublin, where he was based for 10 years.

Admitted In:
England and Wales (not practising) 

Bachelor of Arts (Law and Economics), National University of Ireland, Galway
Bachelor of Law, National University of Ireland, Galway
Masters in Law, Trinity College, Dublin
Diploma in Finance Law, Law Society of Ireland

2020 IFLR 1000 - Leading Lawyer and Highly Regarded

2019 IFLR 1000 - Highly Regarded:

"He is a highly experienced regulatory lawyer. He proved extremely helpful and illustrated considerable financial experience in providing advice on Central Bank legislation."

2018 Who's Who Legal: Data Privacy & Protection and Data Security - Recommended Lawyer

2018 IFLR 1000 - Highly Regarded

“Eoin is highly diligent and hard working. He has an exceptional knowledge of regulatory issues, is highly attuned to client needs and is always willing to go the extra mile.”

“Eoin is an excellent regulatory lawyer who has extensive industry experience combined with an approachable but results based way of doing business.”


Eoin is a member of the Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland, the Incorporated Law Society of Ireland and Dublin Solicitors Bar Association.  

Eoin lectures in the Law Society of Ireland and is the internal examiner of the Diploma in Finance Law.