Ms Deirdre Cummins > Matheson > Dublin, Ireland > Lawyer Profile

Matheson
70 SIR JOHN ROGERSON'S QUAY
DUBLIN 2
Ireland

Work Department

Partner in Employment, Pensions and Benefits Group

Position

Deirdre Cummins is a partner in the Employment, Pensions and Benefits Group at Matheson. Deirdre specialises in pensions and benefits law and advises trustees and employers on all aspects of Irish pension arrangements both in the private and public sectors.  In particular, Deirdre advises on issues arising from the ongoing management and administration of pension arrangements, from establishment to winding up, as well as the pension aspects of corporate transactions including share sales, MBOs and asset and business transfers.

Deirdre has advised a wide range of clients including public sector and semi-state organisations, trustees, national and multinational companies, and smaller companies and individuals.

Deirdre also has broad experience in pensions litigation and has advised extensively on contentious matters between employers and trustees in the context of restructuring and winding-up pension schemes.

Deirdre is currently the Chairman of the Association of Pension Lawyers in Ireland. Deirdre is a lecturer on the Law Society Certificate Course in Pension Law and Practice and has tutored on pensions and related matters on the professional courses of the Law Society.

Deirdre has participated as a speaker in seminars on pensions and related matters and is a contributor on pension matters to periodicals and professional journals.

Education

Trinity College Dublin, L.L.B.; Qualified as a solicitor in Ireland

Lawyer Rankings

Ireland > Pensions and employee benefits

(Leading individuals)

Deirdre CumminsMatheson

Matheson‘s pension team is ‘well-resourced, expert and competent’. The firm particularly works with trustees, and advises on cross-border work, including cross-border IORPs. In recent work, the group handled the large-scale restructuring of two defined benefit schemes for a major retailer. Practice head Deirdre Cummins has experience of both contentious and non-contentious pension work. Senior associate Jane McKeever advised the trustees of defined benefit schemes on a number of complex matters, including the appointment of administrators to a scheme’s sponsoring employer. Brian Buggy retired.