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Isabel France


Isabel has over 20 years of experience in advising companies, trustees and pension providers on all aspects of pensions law.
She has particular experience in managing complex transactions such as pension scheme mergers, bespoke pension funding and security arrangements and implementation of GMP equalisation as well as revising pension scheme documentation and advising on disputes.


Representative matters

A financial institution on establishing a £500m contingent funding arrangement for their UK pension scheme.

A financial institution on putting in place arrangements to support their Irish pension schemes. 

The trustee of several large pension schemes on the implementation of GMP equalisation.

A financial institution on implementing proposals to comply with pensions aspects of “ringfencing” legislation. 

A financial institution on merging their offshore pension arrangements. 

A financial institution on revising and updating the governing documentation of their UK and offshore pension arrangements.

A financial institution on managing issues arising from a change to the way pension increases are awarded to some members of their UK pension arrangement. 

Pro bono

Participating in letter exchanges with primary school children to assist in developing their reading and writing skills.

Participating in mock interviews for women looking to return to the workplace.

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

  • Member of the Association of Pension Lawyers



Solicitor, England and Wales, 1998


M.A, Litterae Humaniores, Oxford, 1994

Common Professional Examination, College of Law, 1995

Legal Practice Course, College of Law, 1996

A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.