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Devlin, Ian

Firm: William Fry
Position: Partner, Head of Pensions
Address: 2 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2
Phone: +353 1 639 5064
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Ian is a Partner and Head of Pensions in William Fry's Employment & Benefits team. Ian advises employers and pension scheme trustees on all areas of pension law and has extensive experience in advising on issues related to pension scheme funding, investment and restructuring.

Deals and Awards:

Significant recent experience includes:

- Acting for a US Silicon Valley based multi-national on a major project related to freezing its Irish defined benefit scheme to future accrual.
- Advising the trustees of a large defined benefit scheme on a funding and contingent asset security package in the context of the sale of the sponsoring employer's life assurance business.
- Advising the trustees of a US multi-national's Irish defined benefit scheme on an overseas transfer of that scheme’s assets and liabilities to a Belgian cross-border pension vehicle.
- Acting for a UK based multi-national on the restructuring of its Irish defined benefit scheme arising from the sale of a portfolio of its Irish businesses.