Philip Smith

Philip Smith | Pensions Lawyer | Employment | Charity Law | Arthur Cox
  • Philip Smith
  • PARTNER, HEAD OF PENSIONS
  • +353 1 920 1204
  • Arthur Cox, Ten Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2, D02 T380, Ireland

Expertise

Philip Smith is a partner and specialises in Pensions Law and Charity Law. Philip holds practising certificates in both Ireland and Northern Ireland and advises on all aspects of pension schemes both in advising trustees and employers on day to day administration, restructuring, merger, amendment and in relation to corporate transactions. As coordinating partner of Arthur Cox’s Charity Law Group, he advises on the issues affecting charitable and not-for-profit organisations and their Directors/Trustees including preparation of governing documents, assistance with applications for Revenue charity status, and advice on governance issues and fundraising.

Philip is a member and former Chairman of the Association of Pension Lawyers in Ireland and a Fellow and Council Member of the Irish Institute of Pensions Management. Philip is also a member of the Charity Law Association (UK) and is a member of the firm’s CSR Committee.

Publications

Education
  • BA, 1990, Oxford University
Professional
  • Admitted as a solicitor in Northern Ireland, 2006
  • Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland, 1999
  • Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales (non-practising), 1994
Memberships
  • Former Chairman of the Association of Pension Lawyers in Ireland (APLI)
  • Association of Pensions Lawyers (the UK organisation)
  • Fellow and Council member of the Irish Institute of Pensions Management
  • UK Charity Law Association
  • Member of the firm’s CSR Committee