Charles Cameron

Joined firm 1996. Partner since 2001.

Charles advises sponsors, trustees and insurers on corporate pension plans.  His experience ranges from pension plan restructuring driven by M&A or insolvency, to funding and covenant negotiations on change of control, to plan closures. 

Corporate pension plans combine uniquely the features of reputation sensitivity and financial risk in a legal context which is complex, highly regulated and where the positions of trustees, sponsors, shareholders, employers, unions, regulators and politicians need reconciling.  Charles has a lot of experience in doing so, and in leading or being part of the multi-disciplinary adviser teams necessary, sourced from our financing, insurance, tax and dispute resolution groups.


  • Fortress – advised Oppidum Bidco Limited (Bidco), a company indirectly owned by funds managed or advised by affiliates of Fortress Investment Group, LLC, on its cash offer for Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC announced on 3 July 2021, and the package of measures to support the Morrisons Pension Schemes to buyout agreed in principle with the trustees.
  • INEOS Grangemouth – advised INEOS on the closure of its defined benefit pension plan at a site where Unite were the recognised trade union
  • GKN – advised GKN plc on its defence against the hostile bid by Melrose Industries
  • British Steel Pension Scheme – advised Tata Steel India and Tata Steel UK on the restructuring of the £12 billion BSPS, the biggest pension scheme restructuring in the UK
  • Asda Pension Scheme – advised Walmart Inc. on its £3.8 billion buy-out with Rothesay Life
  • USS – provided to the USS Trustee Board an independent report covering the conduct of Professor Jane Hutton, a former director of the USS Trustee Board

Charles is a past Chairman of the Legislative & Parliamentary Sub-Committee of the Association of Pension Lawyers, and is a contributor to Weinberg & Blank on Takeovers and Mergers. 

Charles is listed as a leading individual in Chambers UK and Legal 500 Directories.

“Charles Cameron is the best I have ever worked with. His advice shows deep strategic thinking, a total understanding of pension law. When and how to bring other practices and how to co-ordinate the advice to develop an overall solution." Legal 500 2022

“Charles Cameron has market knowledge and a calm and unflustered approach. Very creative. Exceptional technical legal skills. An excellent adviser who slots in seamlessly with the extended team (client and other advisers) and has instant credibility.” Legal 500 2022