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Implications of Brexit for Irish Occupational Pension Schemes

Posted in Administration, Corporate Transactions, Funding, Investment, Legislation, Liability management, Scheme Restructuring, Tax, Trusteeship

It is not clear that there will be any immediate significant legal implications for Irish occupational pension schemes of the UK exiting the EU. However, the effect on the investment market and the continued uncertainty around Brexit is likely to have more immediate and significant consequences for Irish defined benefit schemes and their sponsoring employers…. Continue Reading

8 Key Pensions Issues to be aware of in Public Sector Outsourcing

Posted in Corporate Transactions, Legislation, Unions

Pensions in the context of outsourcing can give rise to complex and potentially costly issues.  Currently no special pension rules apply to public sector outsourcing, but it may be that future legislative changes, any legislation setting up the public body in question (or its pension scheme) or pursuant to which a given outsourcing is to… Continue Reading

Five Key Irish Pension Issues in Corporate Transactions

Posted in Corporate Transactions, Funding, Scheme Restructuring

Pension issues can be a major factor influencing merger and acquisition activity.  Companies may pull out of deals due to uncertainty around pensions (especially uncertainty over the funding of defined benefit plans).  Pension plan deficits are now part of corporate life and how the deficit and the other pension issues will be dealt with needs to… Continue Reading