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“Commentators have 'absolute trust in the level of professionalism and depth' of this leading firm's five-partner pensions team; it is 'absolutely the safest pair of legal hands'”

Chambers UK, 2013

 

We advise on a wide range of pension matters, acting both for corporate sponsors (UK and non-UK) and for trustees.

Our work includes:

  • establishing and operating all kinds of registered and non-registered UK pension schemes
  • pension benefit change exercises
  • pension fund deficits including funding valuation negotiations
  • derisking solutions including the buy-in and buy-out of pension benefits with insurance companies, and the insurance of pension liabilities using collateralised asset swaps and longevity insurance contracts
  • investment issues including implementation of liability driven investment strategies and funding via asset backed partnerships
  • restructuring, merging and winding up of pension schemes
  • pension aspects of acquisitions and disposals, flotations, privatisations, reconstructions and demergers including applications for clearance from the Pensions Regulator
  • assisting employers in compliance with auto-enrolment duties under the Pensions Act 2008
  • disputes involving pension schemes. We work in multi-disciplinary teams with lawyers from our Dispute Resolution group to form a Pensions Dispute Resolution practice

We also work closely with leading local counsel on cross-border pension issues and on the establishment of overseas pension schemes.