Market Entry


When looking to set up in Ireland, financial services firms often struggle with completing market entry authorisation applications, co-ordinating the process and liaising with relevant regulatory bodies. A particular area of frustration can be the detail and level of information required from the regulatory bodies. Not getting the initial application right can have huge impact on how long it can take and it can mean lengthy delays for you and your business.

Potential issues

  • You are looking to set up in Ireland and need advice on the market entry process
  • You are need assistance co-ordinating the process
  • You require assistance completing the relevant authorisation applications
  • You require help and advice liaising with Irish and foreign regulatory bodies
  • You require advice on redesigning your corporate structure or on cross border mergers

How can we help?

We can provide support, guidance and assistance to you throughout the market entry authorisation process in Ireland and abroad. We will work with you to develop a seamless project plan from the initial market entry evaluation, through application submission and onto business plan implementation. Specifically, we can help with the following services:

  • Market entry project design and implementation including advice on infrastructure, development of operational and governance structures and impact assessments of new legislation on your business.
  • Assistance with Acquiring Notifications to the Central Bank of Ireland.
  • Development of a regulatory business plan to conform with the Central Bank of Ireland requirements.
  • Advice and assistance with cross border mergers.
  • Assistance with redesign of group and corporate structures.
  • Advice on capital/solvency requirements/legal structures.
  • Design and implementation of compliance and risk frameworks.
  • Advice on consumer protection obligations.
  • Feasibility studies.

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Contact us

Ronan Doyle

Partner, PwC Ireland (Republic of)

Sinead Ovenden

Partner, PwC Ireland (Republic of)

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