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Diploma in Finance Law

This Diploma in Finance Law provides an in depth understanding in relation to the provision of financial services both from a national and international perspective.

This event is brought to you courtesy of Law Society of Ireland Diploma Centre

Event Details

Organisation
Law Society of Ireland Diploma Centre
Dates
11 October 2022 to 7 March 2023
Venue
Lectures Tuesday 6pm-9pm with interactive workshops. Also available to view on-demand.
Contact Name
Deirdre Flynn, Solicitor, Course Leader
Contact Phone
(01) 672 4802

More Information

This diploma provides participants with a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of the law in relation to the provision of financial services from a national and international perspective. This dynamic area is constantly subject to regulatory and statutory changes at both a European and national level.

The modules in this diploma will consider the current financial services market in Ireland and the regulatory framework in which it operates. Ireland is recognised as a global financial services and technology hub, and the course will examine the use of FinTech and RegTech in the industry. The course also focuses on specific technical and legal aspects, including a review of the underlying principles and characteristics of banking and financial markets, perspectives on corporate finance, and the regulatory issues that relate to domestic and international capital markets.

Modules

The programme is based on the following module scheme and covers key themes as listed below:

Module 1: Financial services market

  • Legislative provisions
  • The Central Bank and regulation
  • Investment firms
  • FinTech.

Module 2: Industry sectors

  • Investment funds
  • Insurance
  • Pensions.

Module 3: Banking sectors

  • Regulation of banking in Ireland
  • Codes of practice
  • Corporate banking.

Module 4: Loan financing

  • Loan Market Association
  • Equity financing
  • Recovery and restructuring

Module 5: Capital markets and corporate governance

  • Bond markets
  • International Swaps and Derivatives Association
  • Irish Stock Exchange
  • Corporate governance
  • Money laundering
  • Insider dealing and market manipulation

Workshops

Workshops are a key feature of this course. These are designed to be interactive and involve working in groups on selected case study problems and analysis with an emphasis on the application of finance law to common scenarios encountered in practice.

1) The Financial Services Market, 15 November 2022 6:00pm - 8:30pm

2) Regulation of Banking, 13 December 2022 6:00pm - 8:30pm

3) Loan Financing, 31 January 2023 6:00pm - 8:30pm

4) Exam Prep Workshop, 7 March 2023 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Assessments

Three-hour closed-book written examination (60%); written assignment (40%).

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for the following:

  • Solicitors, trainee solicitors, paralegals, and other suitable professionals who wish to expand their knowledge of the financial services industry with a view to moving into the area;
  • Solicitors, those in the banking industry, and other suitable professionals seeking to gain a thorough understanding of the rules governing the regulation of banking and a detailed knowledge of banking documentation;
  • Tax consultants, accountants, bankers, fund managers and other suitable professionals who wish to familiarise themselves with the funds industry in Ireland; and
  • Directors or relevant professionals who wish to familiarise themselves with compliance issues in relation to the financial services industry.

We welcome applications from others who are suitably qualified. Please explain your interest and set out any relevant experience in a cover letter and a brief CV. Such applications are subject to a supplemental fee of €300.

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