Attorney-at-law / Barrister
(Northern Ireland / UK)
Ciarán McCollum is an EU-licensed fintech, corporate and tax lawyer-linguist, trained in the UK, Ireland and Germany.
Self-motivated and client-focused, for over 5 years he has advised both established and cutting-edge ventures, as well as individuals.
His practice encompasses payment processing, blockchain gateways, cross-border digital asset transfers, incorporation, AML, KYC, tax optimization and residency by investment.
Current clients include venture capital firms, e-commerce start-ups, early-stage cryptocurrency companies and other high-risk merchants/disruptors.
Ciarán’s thorough analysis has been cited in the University of Illinois Chicago’s Review of Intellectual Property Law and Wikipedia. His legal opinion appears in influential newspapers such as the EUobserver.
His contributions to the crypto space include articles for Blockleaders and a seminal essay on “Metalaw: The Law Of The Metaverse”.
Through participation in the global discourse around digital currencies and other issues, he has formed close relationships with top lawyers, regulators and policy-makers across the world.
Ciarán speaks English, French, German and Spanish. He is also a keen musician and happy to exchange music tips.
- The Roll of Practising Barristers, ireland
|Year||Experience / Degree|
|2023||Joins Naray Law to develop the international clientele|
|2022||Co-Founder of law, finance and technology journal SCALED|
|2017||Called to the Bar of Ireland (granted right of audience before all Irish courts)|
|2016||Began professional instruction at law school of King’s Inns, Dublin|
|2012||LL.B: Ling Germ., Trinity College Dublin and Humboldt University, Berlin|
- Seminal article discussing the implications of virtual reality for the practice of law: https://www.iotforall.com/metalaw-law-of-metaverse
- Incisive overview into how crypto is taxed across the world: https://www.blockleaders.io/news/reduce-crypto-tax-in-an-increasingly-regulated-market