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Christopher Martin

Christopher Martin



Christopher Martin is a Partner in Financial Service Regulation. He has experience working in both the public and private sectors advising on legal and regulatory issues, including experience in the Central Bank. He advises domestic and international credit institutions, investment firms, payment institutions, and other regulated and unregulated clients on regulatory and compliance issues, including conduct of business and prudential requirements, authorisation and passporting requirements, acquisitions and disposals, corporate governance, fitness and probity, AML/CFT, financial sanctions, structuring and best practice norms.

He is the Internal Examiner on the Law Society’s Diploma in Regulation Law and Practice, and was recently ranked Band 3 in Fintech Legal in Ireland by Chambers 2024. He regularly lectures and speaks on legal and regulatory matters, as well as participating in and chairing committees and working groups in various industry bodies, including the Compliance Institute and Blockchain Ireland. He is also the Internal Examiner and lecturer for the Law Society of Ireland's Post-Graduate Diploma in Regulation Law and Practice, and a supervisor for the Law Society's Masters in Advanced Law.

Areas of expertise

Financial Regulation, Compliance, Corporate Governance

  • LLB, Trinity College Dublin
  • Barrister-at-Law Degree, King’s Inns
  • Law Society of Ireland
  • Financial Services
  • Financial Regulation
  • Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing
  • Financial Sanctions
  • Chambers – Fintech Legal 2024 – Bank 3: “Provided a strong level of service and put together a very capable team. They came up with great results." "Chris is a real pleasure to work with; we find his approach to be thoughtful, practical and considered."
  • Legal 500 – Fintech 2023 – Rising Star