Jane McKeever


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Jane is a Consultant in William Fry's Employment & Benefits team.  She has over fifteen years' experience in top-tier commercial law firms advising clients in relation to all aspects of Irish pensions law. She advises a wide range of public and private sector clients, including many high profile employers and trustee groups, as well as statutory bodies, in relation to complex and technical legal issues.

Significant recent experience includes advising:

  • the trustees of a large defined benefit scheme in relation of the renegotiation of complex funding arrangements, including a conditional contribution agreement.
  • the governing committee of one of Ireland's largest public sector defined benefit schemes in relation to a range of issues including the contribution obligation of the sponsoring employer under the legislation governing the scheme.
  • the trustees of multiple defined benefit schemes in relation to bulk annuity buy-in and buy-out transactions, including in relation to the fist collateralised annuity buy-in completed in the Irish market.  
  • the sponsor of a defined benefit scheme in relation to a proposal to wind up their scheme and receive a return of surplus funds.
  • a UK based multi-national employer in relation to a proposal to incentivise active members of a defined benefit scheme to transfer to a defined contribution scheme for future service.
  • multiple employers in relation to the transition to master trusts.  
    Jane is a member of the Association of Pension Lawyers in Ireland and she has written and spoken on various aspects of her practice.  

Jane has been ranked by Legal 500 as a "Rising Star" with her profile outlining that she has a proven track record in advising on contentious and non-contentious matters. She has also been ranked in Chambers and Partners as a "Star Associate" with a client quoted as saying she has "excellent knowledge, understands the issues and offers solutions".


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