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Martin, Shane

Firm: Walkers
Position: Of Counsel
Address: The Exchange, George's Dock, International Financial Services Centre, Dublin 1, D01 W3P9
Phone: +353 1 470 6673
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?Shane Martin is an Of Counsel based in Walkers' Ireland office. He has significant experience in regulatory risk and compliance in financial services across the banking, insurance, asset management, credit union and payment services sectors.

Drawing on his experience as a regulator and industry adviser, Shane provides practical and informed advice on all regulatory compliance matters with particular expertise in financial crime.

Prior to joining Walkers, Shane worked for a number of years for the Central Bank of Ireland ("CBI") where he managed the specialist anti-money laundering and counter-financing of terrorism ("AML/CFT") supervision team in the Enforcement Directorate. During his time in the CBI, he played a key role in developing and implementing AML/CFT strategy and policy as well as participating in a number of enforcement cases and internal risk governance panels.

Shane previously worked as an adviser with the Irish Banking Federation where he represented the banking sector's interests on a wide range of legal and compliance matters.


LLM European Law, University College Dublin
Bachelor of Civil Law Degree, University College Dublin
Advanced Diploma in Corporate, White Collar and Regulatory Crime, The Honorable Society of King's Inns
Diploma in Finance Law, Law Society of Ireland


Member of the Incorporated Law Society of Ireland
Member of the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association
Current Chair of the National AML/CFT Private Sector Consultative Forum
Member of the Irish Funds AML Working Group
Member of ACOI AML and Credit Union Working Groups