Financial regulatory lawyer Eoin O’Connor to lead Hogan Lovells in Dublin
Financial regulatory lawyer Eoin O’Connor has been appointed by global law firm Hogan Lovells as managing partner of its new Dublin office.
Mr O’Connor, who has been appointed as partner in the firm’s global regulatory practice, joins from Walkers, where he served as head of regulatory for Ireland.
He will work closely with antitrust and competition partner Christopher Hutton, who initially led the Dublin office following its launch in March this year. The new office will initially focus on financial regulatory and antitrust/competition law advice.
Mr O’Connor trained and practised as a solicitor in Arthur Cox and went on to build a successful financial regulatory practice at Walkers, where he advised key clients on the expansion of the Irish financial services sector following the Brexit vote.
Alice Valder Curran, head of the global regulatory & IPMT practice at Hogan Lovells, said: “The regulatory and economic landscape is rapidly evolving and increasingly complex.
“Eoin’s wealth of experience will help clients with operations in Ireland and elsewhere approach it not as an obstacle, but as a source of opportunity. I’m delighted to welcome Eoin to our pre-eminent UK and global regulatory team.”
Sharon Lewis, head of the firm’s financial institutions and insurance sector group, added: “Eoin’s move to Hogan Lovells creates new opportunities for us with clients in key sectors such as financial institutions, for a number of which Ireland is their European home.
“These clients increasingly require EU regulatory advice as we transition towards a new post-Brexit environment.
“I am delighted to welcome Eoin to the team and look forward to working with him as he grows our financial services regulatory capabilities from Dublin.”