Cowen appoints Chair of Financial Legislation Advisory Forum
The Minister for Finance, Mr Brian Cowen, T.D., today announced the appointment of Mr Pádraig Ó Ríordáin, Managing Partner of Arthur Cox Solicitors, as Chair of the Financial Legislation Advisory Forum.
The Minister said: “Financial services are a key growth sector of the Irish economy. The international financial services sector alone now directly employs over 22,000 people and accounts for about one-third of all our services exports.
I am very pleased that Mr Ó Ríordáin has agreed to take on the important role of the Chair of the expert Forum which will advise my Department on the updating of the legislative framework governing the regulation of financial services.”
The work of the Forum will help ensure that we have a world class legal framework which keeps the financial sector at the forefront of innovation and competitiveness while at the same time promoting the interests of consumers.”
Mr. Ó Ríordáin said “I am honoured to be asked by the Minister to undertake this role. The next phase of legislative development for the financial services sector is of key importance both to
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27 April 2007
Notes for Editors
Pádraig Ó Ríordáin has been Managing Partner of Arthur Cox since 2003, having previously headed its New York office. During his tenure as Managing Partner Arthur Cox has received considerable international recognition and has been the recipient of several prestigious awards in the legal profession.
Mr Ó Ríordáin is a graduate of University College Cork and Harvard Law School. Previously trained as a Barrister and a member of the New York Bar, he now practices as a Solicitor, specialising in regulated industries and securities law. In addition to managing the firm, Mr Ó Ríordáin advises a range of public companies, private companies and State related entities on their transactional and business issues. Mr Ó Ríordáin is currently Chairman of the Legal Profession Sub-Group of the Taoiseach’s Active Citizenship Initiative.
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