David Francis has more than 15 years' experience of advising on pensions-related matters. He advises companies and trustees on all legal issues affecting their defined benefit and defined contribution pension plans. His expertise ranges from the establishment of plans (including plan design, documentation, administration, compliance, investment and cross-border pension issues) through to advising on funding, merging, pension benefit changes, liability management exercises, restructuring and winding up.
David also advises on trust law aspects and pension adjustment orders, as well as pension disputes, mediation and litigation. He has considerable expertise in advising on the pension aspects of corporate mergers, acquisitions, re-organisations, flotations, outsourcing and privatisations.
"Very good at solving issues." (Legal 500 2017)
"He always gives the best advice...he covers all the bases and his responses are very detailed." (Chambers Europe 2017)
"Specialist expertise and good skills." (Chambers Europe 2016)
"An increasingly prominent practitioner in the Irish pensions market. He understands the complexity of situations, explains the options carefully and has due appreciation of the commercial impact of advice." (Chambers Europe 2015)
David has featured in the Irish pensions trade press on a number of occasions and enjoys training and speaking on pensions matters. He is a member of the Council of the Association of Pension Lawyers in Ireland and the Pensions Management Institute in the UK.