paul@paulfoleylaw.ie
22 Northumberland Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
Paul Foley BCL, LLM, Diploma in European Law, Solicitor, Law Society of Ireland and Law Society of England & Wales. Additionally authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales. SRA number 209146.

Corporate, Internet and Regulatory Law

Paul Foley Law provides legal advice to companies and entrepreneurs on doing business by electronic means in regulated sectors. We contribute frequent articles and insights to international publishers and publications.

We specialise in Corporate Law, Charities Law and Commercial Law — including all aspects of doing business on the Internet — and on Financial Services Laws and Regulation. Our key focus areas are:
Corporate:

Share Option Schemes, Investment Agreements, Share Sale Agreements, Asset Sale Agreements and Companies Acts compliance, including creating Holding Company structures, Directors Duties and Director Compliance Statements drafting, the provision of advice on Electronic Signatures, the holding of Directors and Shareholders meetings by electronic means.

 

Internet:

Drafting complex Internet-related agreements including Affiliate Marketing, Products sale and services provision, Platform Conditions of Use (Equity Crowdfunding, Platform as a Service or Software as a Service, Peer to Peer Lending), Data Hosting agreements, Outsourcing agreements, Payment Services Terms and Conditions, Merchants agreements and accepting payments online,  Terms of Business for Brokers ( Life and Non Life), Insurance Policies drafting, GDPR Privacy Policies, and GDPR Cookies Policies.

Regulation:

Advertising, Anti Money Laundering compliance, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain regulation, Cyber Security legislation compliance, Cross Border Mortgages and Payment Accounts compliance, eIDAS advice, Internet law and regulation, Insurance Distribution advice, MiFID II, Platforms Regulation ((EU) 2019/1150) compliance, PSD2 Regulation (SCA) and Solvency II compliance.

RECENT INSIGHTS
Putting share option plans in place

The right share option plan can enable an SME to attract, retain and motivate key individuals. This article describes what is involved in creating and adopting a share option plan.

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Corporate vehicles available in Ireland

A summary of the main corporate vehicles that can be created under the Irish Companies Act 2014

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The new EU Cyber Security Regime

The new EU Cyber Security Regime relates to the security of network and information systems, as they play an essential role in facilitating the cross-border movement of goods, services and people.

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EU Anti Money Laundering and Anti Terrorist Financing Regime

The new EU AML/CTF Regime (i) aims to create a comprehensive legal framework for the prevention, detection, and investigation of money laundering and terrorist financing and (ii) aligns the new AML/CTF EU Regime with the recognised international standards of the Financial Action Task Force Anti Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing Standards (FATF Standards). In fact, the new regime surpasses the FATF Standards in several areas. This article summarises the regime.

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
Legal aspects of investment-based crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is an open appeal to the public for funds for a specific project or for a specific objective. (Published by Mondaq, May 2015)

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Payment Services Directive (PSD2) in short

The PSD2 regulatory framework aims to reduce costs, improve the security of payments and facilitate the emergence of innovative new mobile and internet payment methods.
(Published in Financier Worldwide  magazine, December 2016)

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Home loans without borders

EU cross-border residential mortgages: are they nearer a reality? (Published in Irish Public Sector magazine, April 2018)

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