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David Francis

David Francis



  • Employment, Pensions & Incentives

WSG Practice Industries


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.


Solicitor, Law Society of Ireland, 2002.
LLM, University of London, Queen Mary and Westfield College, 1999.
LLB, National University of Ireland, Galway, 1998.
BA, National University of Ireland, Galway, 1994.
Areas of Practice

Employment, Pensions & Incentives

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

He is a member of the Council of the Association of Pension Lawyers in Ireland and the Pensions Management Institute in the UK.

David has featured in the Irish pensions trade press on a number of occasions and enjoys training and speaking on pensions matters.

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