22 Northumberland Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
Our Services continue as normal during Covid-19 as we are fully set up for remote working.

Specialists in Corporate, Internet and Regulatory Law

Paul Foley Law is a boutique Law Firm based in Dublin Ireland. Our insights have been published by:
  • Mondaq — Legal Aspects of Investment-based Crowdfunding)
  • Financier Worldwide — Payments Services Directive 2 (PSD2 in short)
  • LexisNexis — Corporate Vehicles available in Ireland
  • Thomson Reuters — International Trade Law in Goods and Services: Irish law
  • Irish Tech News — Legal Issues to Think About for Mobile App Developers
We have also contributed to a World Bank report to be published soon, related to rights of shareholders in Listed Companies.
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.
Paul Foley
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.



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


Drafting complex Internet-related agreements
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 & Non-Life) Insurance Policies drafting
Cyber Security and GDPR Law compliance for Cloud Services providers, Retailers and App Developers


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
Platforms Regulation ((EU) 2019/1150) compliance
PSD2 Regulation (SCA) and Solvency II compliance
PSD2 in Ireland: authorisation steps

Key points in applying for a Payment Services Authorisation in Ireland under the European Union (Payment Services) Regulations as amended (PSRs)

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Public Limited Companies: Directive (EU) 2017/828

The SRD2 Regulations 2020 (implementing Directive (EU) 2017/828) seek to deal with a number of substantial issues related to listed companies, that have arisen since the financial crisis.

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Online Platforms and business users: an EU regulatory first

The Platforms Regulation represents the first action at EU level specifically targeting commercial contracts between online platforms and their business users. It will benefit millions of European companies who rely on online platforms and online search engines to reach their customers.

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Legal issues to think about for mobile app developers

The General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR) requires a data controller to implement data protection by design and by default (Article 25 GDPR). Organising for and engineering data protection and security requirements into a Mobile APP (APP) is difficult, particularly as APPs are generally developed using the Agile development process.

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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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