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​Shane Martin is a Partner based in Walkers’ Ireland office. He has significant experience in regulatory risk and compliance in financial services across the banking, insurance, asset management, credit union and payment services sectors.

Drawing on his experience as a regulator and industry adviser, Shane provides practical and informed advice on all regulatory compliance matters with particular expertise in financial crime.

Admitted In:
New York (not practising)


Prior to joining Walkers, Shane worked for a number of years for the Central Bank of Ireland (“CBI”) where he managed the specialist anti-money laundering and counter-financing of terrorism (“AML/CFT”) supervision team in the Enforcement Directorate. During his time in the CBI, he played a key role in developing and implementing AML/CFT strategy and policy as well as participating in a number of enforcement cases and internal risk governance panels.

Shane previously worked as an adviser with the Irish Banking Federation where he represented the banking sector’s interests on a wide range of legal and compliance matters including;

  • Development of AML/CFT Guidelines;
  • Revision of mortgage documentation;
  • Corporate governance;
  • Consumer protection;
  • Mortgage arrears; and
  • Business lending.


Member of the Incorporated Law Society of Ireland

Member of the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association


LLM European Law, University College Dublin
Bachelor of Civil Law Degree, University College Dublin
Advanced Diploma in Corporate, White Collar and Regulatory Crime, The Honorable Society of King’s Inns
Diploma in Finance Law, Law Society of Ireland.

Lawyer Rankings

Ireland > Data privacy and data protection

Walkers is highly active in data protection matters, providing advice to clients on ensuring that data transfers, service provider agreements and data collection procedures comply with Irish and European regulations. The practice also assists clients with responding to data subject access requests. Of counsel Shane Martin leads the team and has a focus on advising financial services clients.