• Daniel Lawlor

The Realities of Regulation

Meet Andrew Tzialli

Andrew Tzialli is partner in the Corporate team at Philip Lee, his practice primarily involves working on M&A and private equity/venture capital investments, corporate restructuring and corporate finance. This includes acting for a broad range of clients from angel investors and VCs; multi-national companies; those involved in esports, gaming, STOs and blockchain based businesses; and leading individuals and businesses involved in technology and media.

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Meet Daniel Lawlor:

As the former head of the Central Bank of Ireland’s Funds Policy Team and the Central Bank’s Project Lead on CP86, Daniel was involved in designing, drafting and implementing regulatory initiatives affecting the funds industry from 2010 to 2017.  Investment Funds Lawyer for 9 years at William Fry, one of Ireland’s leading law firms.

Today, Daniel Lawlor is MD of Aquest; a boutique firm dedicated to improving your experience with the Financial Regulator.  

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Time and again, Andrew and I are approached by entrepreneurs with great ideas in the digital assets/crypto/emoney space that are interested in obtaining authorisation from the financial regulator. Time and again, the same questions come up about costs, timeframe, resourcing and what it's like to operate as a regulated firm. For this episode of the FIMC podcast, we run through the queries which we are often asked and give you insight on what to expect from an authorisation process. (Spoiler - its costly and takes a long time!)

You can listen to the conversation here:

About FIMC

Funds Ireland Mini Con (FIMC) is a collective space dedicated to transforming challenge into best practice, with and for, the Irish Authorised Funds Industry.







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