Michael Shovlin is of counsel at Arthur Cox and a member of the firm’s pensions and benefits group. Michael trained at Arthur Cox and acquired a wide range of experience as a corporate lawyer with the firm prior to specialising in pensions and equity incentive work. For three years from 2008 to 2011 he worked in a senior policy role for the government of Ireland. His work today sees him advise employers and scheme trustees on the establishment, restructuring and day-to-day operation of pension and equity incentive schemes, including drafting scheme documentation, reviewing and negotiating items such as investment management agreements and other agreements governing relationships with service providers. He also advises on scheme reorganisations and on the pensions and equity incentive elements of corporate transactions.
Michael holds BCL and LLM (commercial law) degrees from University College Dublin and was admitted as a solicitor in Ireland in 2007. He is also admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales. Michael is a member of the Association of Pension Lawyers in Ireland and of the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals.