Bill Laffan

Bill Laffan


T +353 1 863 8511
M +353 86 703 8777

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Bill Laffan is an associate in the Regulatory Group in Walkers' Ireland office. Bill acts for domestic and international banks, investment firms, international payment/e-money institutions, asset managers, funds and fund promoters, and international law firms. The Walkers Regulatory Group advises on all areas of Irish and EU financial regulation and compliance, including MiFID II, PSD2, e-money, CRD IV, market abuse, anti-money laundering, financial institution M&A, the Central Bank of Ireland's fitness and probity regime and domestic banking regulation. Bill has advised on the establishment of investment firms, credit institutions and e-money institutions in Ireland, including several large Brexit migration projects, and on the acquisition of multiple Irish-regulated asset managers. Bill has also acted for clients engaged in Central Bank of Ireland inspections and risk mitigation programmes.

Prior to training at Walkers, Bill worked as a judicial research clerk in the Four Courts in Dublin.

Admitted in:
New York (not practising)

Bachelor of Business and Law, University College Dublin
LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center
Diploma in Finance Law, Law Society of Ireland

Bill is a member of the Incorporated Law Society of Ireland and the Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland (ACOI) and is also a member of the multijurisdictional Walkers Global FinTech group.