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David McKeating, Senior Associate

David McKeating

Senior Associate

Practice areas

  • Corporate
  • Employee share schemes
  • Employment law
  • Financial services
  • Pensions
  • Pensions disputes
  • Public sector pensions

Practice notes

David is a senior associate in our Pensions Group. He advises both employers and pension scheme trustees on all areas of pensions law and regulation.

Having trained with us, David qualified as a solicitor and joined the Dublin Pensions Group in December 2015.

David advises corporate and trustee clients on a broad range of pensions-related matters. These include scheme restructurings and wind-ups, preparation and amendment of scheme documentation, member complaints and disputes, and liability management exercises. He has also gained particular experience advising on the establishment and operation of master trusts, large-scale bulk annuity transactions, and pension scheme investments.

He also works with our Financial Services Regulation & Governance Group, advising on various aspects of the Irish financial services regulatory regime. He regularly advises retail intermediaries and other regulated entities on issues such as CBI authorisations, consumer protection requirements, compliance with the CBI's fitness and probity regime, and acquiring transactions.

David is also a Director and Council member of The Association of Pensions Lawyers in Ireland.

His recent client experience includes;

  • assisting a number of providers, including a major Irish life insurance company, on the establishment of commercial master trusts for operation in the Irish market.
  • advising major corporate sponsors and trustees on a number of ground breaking bulk annuity and pension risk transfer deals, including a €400 million collateralised captive insurance transaction.
  • acting for an Irish bank on the implementation of two separate enhanced transfer value exercises in respect of its defined benefit pension scheme.
  • supporting a large Irish based manufacturing company on the transfer of its existing pension schemes, related funding arrangements and parental guarantees as part of a group restructuring project involving the transfer of its business to another group company.
  • advising a large multinational on the Irish aspects of a large scale multi-jurisdictional pensions restructuring project involving the winding-up of the company’s existing defined benefit plan and the bulk transfer of members to two newly established replacement schemes.