The Yearbook & Directory of Ireland's international financial services industry
Thursday, 24th June 2021

Cain, Robert

Firm: Arthur Cox
Position: Partner
Address: Ten Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2, D02 T380, Ireland
Phone: +353 1 920 1050
Fax: +353 1 920 1020
Personal URL:

Special Areas:

Financial Services Regulation


Advising on a wide range of regulatory projects and bank asset disposals in 2016.


Robert specialises in Irish and European financial services regulation. He advises a wide range of both domestic and international financial institutions, including credit institutions, investment firms, payment institutions and insurance companies. His practice includes advice on Irish authorisation and perimeter issues, ongoing compliance with conduct of business and other requirements, regulatory capital, market abuse, prospectus and transparency requirements, payment services, corporate governance, AML and financial institution M&A (including the acquisition and disposal of financial assets). Robert previously worked in the Financial Regulation group of Clifford Chance LLP in London.


Government Proposes Additional Measures to Address Mortgage Arrears, May 2015; Credit Servicing is now a Regulated Business, July 2015; New Court Review Process Available For Rejected Personal Insolvency Proposals, August 2015, Cyber-security high on the Central Bank's agenda, September 2015; MiFID II: Implementation delay, November 2015; Changes to Transparency Regime, December 2015.


- MA (Jurisprudence), 1999, University of Oxford (St. Peter's College)

- Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland, 2008
- Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales (non-practising), 2002


- Member of the Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland (ACOI)