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Esler, Niall

Firm: Walkers
Position: Partner
Address: The Exchange, George's Dock, International Financial Services Centre, Dublin 1, D01 W3P9
Phone: +353 1 863 8517
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Special Areas:

Niall is based in Walkers' Irish office where he is a Partner in the Regulatory Group. Niall specialises in Irish and EU financial services regulation, as well has having significant commodities regulatory experience.

Niall advises domestic and international credit institutions, investment firms, payment/e-money institutions, asset managers, funds and other institutions on all aspects of Irish and EU financial services regulation. Niall's experience includes advising in relation to the regulatory perimeter, licensing, prudential and conduct of business requirements.

Niall is part of the team that has been advising global financial services groups on the establishment of regulated entities in Ireland to manage the impact of Brexit. Niall is a member of the Walkers FinTech group, which includes senior lawyers from throughout the Walkers network advising on FinTech matters.

Niall has also advised in relation to implementation of regulatory change projects or remediation exercises, financial institution or utility company M&A, regulated asset (e.g. loan book) sale transactions, wind down of regulated business and clients facing Central Bank of Ireland or ECB regulatory authority inspections, themed reviews, risk mitigation programmes and administrative sanctions procedures.


LLB, Trinity College, Dublin


Member of the Law Society of Ireland
Member of the Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland (ACOI)
Member of the ACOI FinTech/RegTech Working Group