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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.
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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:

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.


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.


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.

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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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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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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