Expertise

Pensions

We have a dedicated team of specialist pensions lawyers that provide a full range of services to our domestic and multinational clients. Our team establish a clear understanding of clients’ needs and provide a service which is solutions and results focused. We represent a broad range of clients including employers, pension scheme trustees, public sector clients, representative bodies and scheme members in all aspects of pensions law.

We work closely with colleagues in Employment, Tax and Corporate to ensure that clients have a comprehensive range of advice available to them on issues within these specialist areas which are of relevance to pensions.

Advisory Services 

What Pensions Arrangement to Choose?

  • Our Pensions Team assist clients in exploring and identifying the type of pension arrangement that best meets clients’ requirements. There are numerous options available and our knowledge can assist clients in making the appropriate choice.

Pension Plan Design & Implementation

  • We are involved in all aspects of pension plan design and implementation. Typically, this involves drafting or reviewing a wide range of documentation for all types of pension plan. We have expertise in drafting pension trust documentation, member specific communications and agreements entered into with third party service providers.

Recommendations

Chambers & Partners, 2019

Highly regarded” team who are “excellent advisers” and provide “excellent guidance”.

Chambers & Partners, 2019

“Very approachable and available”.

Recent Work

  • Pension Plan Restructuring: Our team has extensive experience in advising clients on pension plan restructuring and amendment. Such changes may be required due to a legislative amendment or as a result of a corporate decision. We have provided invaluable advice and on-going assistance to employers and trustees who have undertaken these “change” projects.
  • Communicating With Relevant Parties: Our Pensions Team regularly liaise with the various pensions regulatory authorities such as the Pensions Authority, Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman and the Revenue Commissioners. 
  • Risk Reduction Exercises: In recent years a large number of defined benefit pension schemes have sought to reduce their exposure to financial risk. We have advised a large number of trustees and employers on risk reduction exercises such as pension increase exchanges, enhanced transfer value exercises or pension buy-in/buy-out exercises.
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