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derek hegarty

Derek Hegarty

Head of Financial Services Regulation


Derek is a partner and head of financial services regulation.

He advises organisations and their senior management on compliance with relevant regulations. He specialises in providing clients with strategic advice on engagements with regulators concerning suspected non-compliance and related investigations and enforcement actions.

Derek also advises on the resolution of commercial disputes before the courts and alternative dispute resolution forums, and represents organisations and individuals involved in disciplinary processes, including those arising from participation in professional sports.

Areas of expertise

Financial Regulation, Investigations, Litigation, Legal Professional Privilege, Sports Discipline

  • B.Comm., University College Dublin
  • M.Econ.Sc., University College Dublin
  • Law Society of Ireland
  • Law Society of England and Wales
  • Financial Services
  • Financial Regulation
  • Litigation
  • Sports
  • IFLR1000 2022 “Proactive, practical, commercial and responsive”
  • IFLR1000 2020 “Derek is very practical, has a very calm and sensible approach, even to the most contentious issues.”
  • Best Lawyers 2019, listed under 'The Best Lawyers in Ireland' for work in Litigation.