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Specialists in Corporate, Internet and Regulatory Law

Paul Foley Law is a boutique Law Firm based in Dublin Ireland. With more than 25 years experience, we can help you reach your objectives quickly, applying best legal and corporate practice.

Published by Thomson Reuters, Mondaq, Financier Worldwide and others, Paul Foley Law has also contributed to World Bank Group projects on the laws applicable to traded PLCs in Ireland. Clients include:

  • Start-Ups, SMEs, MedTech developers and Financial Services providers
  • Companies selling internationally into the UK or EU
  • Cloud and Cyber Security Services providers
  • EU Platforms (Regulation (EU) 2019/1150) and users of an EU Platform
New boost for European crowdfunding

New EU Regulation creates a harmonised European legal regime for crowdfunding

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MSR: Marketing non-food products in the EU

The increasing complexity of international supply chains and a significant increase in online sales, have led to challenges for market surveillance authorities across the EU. The Market Surveillance Regulation or MSR, strengthens market surveillance and the enforcement of Union harmonisation legislation for the products that come within it.

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Covid MiFID Recovery Directive: relief for investment firms, to help the recovery from the Covid-19 crisis

Directive (EU) 2021/338[1] (Covid MiFID Recovery Directive) was finally adopted on 16 February 2021 and effects amendments to Directive (EU) 2014/65 (MIFID II) legal regime to assist the EU’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. By 28 November 2021, member states must adopt and publish the regulations necessary to comply with the directive, immediately communicate the text of those measures to the Commission and apply those measures from 28 February 2022.

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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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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
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