22 October: Derville Rowland, Director General, Financial Conduct, Central Bank of Ireland, Michael Jackson, Managing Partner Matheson and Prof Imelda Maher Dean of Law and the inaugural Sutherland Full Professor of European Law, University College Dublin pictured. 

Leading Irish law firm Matheson together with UCD Sutherland School of Law today hosted a conference focusing on culture and governance in financial services and the introduction by the Central Bank of Ireland of the Senior Executive Accountability Regime (SEAR) at the O’Reilly Hall in UCD. With the keynote address delivered by Derville Rowland, Director General, Financial Conduct of the Central Bank of Ireland, the conference comprised panel discussions reflecting on the policy issues which gave rise to the need for the SEAR, the approach currently being taken by regulators in other jurisdictions in response to those issues and the learning's for Ireland. 

The panel discussions featured key members of Matheson’s dedicated SEAR team, senior executives from the international financial services industry, as well as leading academics in the fields of law and corporate governance, and provided attendees with guidance on what the SEAR is likely to mean in practical terms for boards, senior managers and employees alike.


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Notes for Editors:

Matheson is an Irish law firm. Our primary focus is on serving the Irish legal needs of internationally focused companies and financial institutions doing business in and from Ireland. Matheson’s clients include the majority of the Fortune 100 companies and it advises 7 of the top 10 global technology brands, 6 of the world’s 10 largest asset managers, and over half of the world’s 50 largest banks. Matheson is headquartered in Dublin and also has offices in Cork, London, New York, San Francisco and Palo Alto. Matheson employs over 730 people across its six offices, including 96 partners and tax principals and over 470 legal and tax professionals.