About the Sector

The payments sector is a key element of the broader Fintech ecosystem, the industry alone employs over 5,000 people in Ireland between indigenous and multinational companies. The Irish payments industry uses an ever increasing range of innovative FinTech solutions to support and process efficient payment for goods and services nationally and internationally using cash, credit/ debit cards, direct debits, money transfers, mobile payments, etc.

Our Services

Members of our Payments Team have market leading experience advising participants in the payments ecosystem. Our services include:

  • IP development, protection and exploitation
  • Corporate structuring, value building and realization – including mergers, amalgamations and business transfers
  • Financial services regulation (including SEPA and other regulation impacting the payments ecosystem)
  • Data protection
  • Money laundering
  • Contractual structuring and implementation
  • Partnering and J.V. arrangements
  • Product terms and conditions

Our Experience

Members of our Payments Team have advised clients working right across the payments spectrum including:

  • Outsourcing/payment processing arrangements
  • Joint venture and strategic relationships
  • Portfolio transfer arrangements
  • Merchant acquiring arrangements
  • Card issuer arrangements
  • Payment processor agreements – including ISO agreements etc.
  • White label, co-branded and bank branded credit card programs
  • Loyalty card programs
  • Loaded value card programs, distribution and processing agreements
  • Terms and conditions
  • Internet and mobile payment agreements

Our Clients

Our lawyers have advised:

  • Regulated payment service providers: including credit and payment institutions, merchant acquirers and money remitters; and
  • Non-regulated entities for whom payments are a central part of their business – such as technology developers and providers, venture capitalists, digital businesses, retailers and industry associations

Your Contact

Dominic Conlon

Head of Technology

TEL: +353 1 639 3000

DDI: +353 1 232 1075

Email: dconlon@leman.ie