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The Senior Executive Accountability Regime (SEAR): What Directors Need to Know and Do


IoD Briefings Series: sponsored by Accenture

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This event is now closed for bookings. Please contact Anna Hannigan, Events Manager, for further information.


We are delighted to invite you to join our upcoming Briefing webinar titled, ‘The Senior Executive Accountability Regime (SEAR): What Director's Need to Know and Do’, from 9:30am to 10:30am, on Thursday, 1st December 2022. 

Implementing the new regime will be a significant undertaking for many. This Briefing will provide guidance and advice for directors.

The session will include presentations from Josh Hogan, Partner, McCann FitzGerald LLP, and Donal Hamilton, Partner, Employment, Pensions and Incentives Group, McCann FitzGerald LLP.

The IoD Briefings series is kindly sponsored by Accenture

This event is exclusive to IoD Ireland members and is free of charge. 

Josh Hogan

Josh Hogan

Partner, McCann FitzGerald LLP

Josh Hogan is a Partner with McCann FitzGerald LLP. Josh specialises in financial services regulation and Fintech. Josh is top-ranked by IFLR1000 as a Market Leader and by Chambers Fintech Legal as Band 1.

Josh’s practice includes work relating to prudential and conduct regulation, authorisations, acquiring transactions, fitness and probity, compliance issues, transaction regulatory due diligence, regulatory investigations and remediation. He has deep experience advising clients in the areas of consumer and SME finance regulation, credit / hire purchase origination and servicing, electronic money, payment services, crowdfunding, MiFID, virtual / crypto assets, AML and market abuse.

Josh has a particular interest in how technology impacts upon the delivery of financial services. He engages extensively with the Fintech ecosystem in Ireland, including through industry/Government groups such as the Fintech Foresights Group and the Digital Assets Working Group. He is on the Governing Council of the Fintech & Payments Association of Ireland and co-chairs its Regulatory Insights Group.

Josh is an officer of the Banking Law Committee of the International Bar Association. He co-chaired the IBA International Financial Law Conference (Venice, May 2022) and regularly publishes / speaks on regulatory and fintech topics.

Josh has experience working on secondment from McCann FitzGerald in an international bank and in the Government Department's of Finance.

Donal Hamilton

Donal Hamilton

Donal Hamilton, Partner, Employment, Pensions and Incentives Group, McCann FitzGerald LLP

Donal Hamilton is a Partner in the Employment, Pensions and Incentives Group, for McCann FitzGerald LLP.  He advises domestic and international employers on all aspects of the employment relationship, and has extensive experience advising on business transfer and outsourcing issues, corporate immigration, complex employee relations issues, and employment investigations, disputes and mediation. 
He represents clients before the WRC and Labour Court and advises organisations on complex industrial relations and contentious employment matters including the management of protected disclosures and the resolution of subsequent litigation.  Donal has particular expertise advising clients on the enforcement of post-termination restrictive covenants and on team moves.
Donal lectures in employment law on the Law Society of Ireland’s professional practice course and speaks widely on employment law issues. He is co-author of the chapter on Protected Leave in Bloomsbury’s Employment Law (published March 2017) and regularly contributes to industry and national publications.


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