Travers Smith Pensions Legal 500

“Womble Bond Dickinson provides world-class fixed income advice, both strategic and commercial. They work hard to understand our business and make sure their advice is appropriate for our situation. They try to solve problems and work with co-consultants. Their fees are also very reasonable compared to other domestic companies. What is certain about the future of pensions is that there will be other changes. This will affect different customers in different ways, depending on your own situation, goals, and strategies. We remain firmly at the forefront of retirement planning to help you predict and plan for the future of retirement planning. We understand the wide range of information and advice you need to navigate today`s environment. We are leaders in innovation in pension law and practice. Our long-standing clients include many of the UK`s largest pension funds, as well as major employers, and we have partnered and guided them through change. We follow the horizon and exchange with policy makers and industry players.

This enables our clients to anticipate and manage new risks and opportunities with confidence. “Anna Copestake is a trusted and respected retirement partner. Not only does she have extensive pension expertise, but she is also active externally with other industry players. She is adept at identifying the things that make the customer`s life easier and has an interest in keeping the customer happy. She is very kind and attentive and is a willing contributor who addresses issues as needed. The U.S. law firm White & Case LLP has a multidisciplinary pension practice in London, focusing on employer issues and the pension aspects of corporate transactions and restructurings. The firm is led by Nicholas Greenacre, who also leads the EMEA Employment, Compensation and Benefits group. Partner Kate Russell is increasingly active in retirement. “Responsive and flexible and always with sound and practical advice”, the team at Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP is renowned for its extensive private sector system and its clients as trustees and employers advising them on waterfront pension plans. The Group has experience in reviewing core benefits as well as in international work related to pensions, drawing on the firm`s global network of offices. He is also familiar with annuities, advising insurers on buybacks and buybacks.

In September 2021, Michael Jones of Pinsent Masons LLP joined the team, adding extensive expertise in defined benefit and defined contribution master trusts. François Barker is a veteran of the pension industry and often advises industry associations on the direction of pension law and pension policy. He co-leads the department with Jeremy Goodwin, who is an expert in the responsibilities and duties of fiduciaries. The duo is praised by customers for being “approachable, relieving and helpful”. Steven Hull, Sarah Swift and Mark Latimour are also recommended. Philip is and advises on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious retirement work. For more information: “Not only do they have in-depth knowledge of the systems, but they are also pension specialists, which is essential to fulfill their role. In addition to their expertise in retirement provision, I was impressed by Linklaters` expanded offering. The Trowers & Hamlins LLP pension group brings together expertise from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors and advises sponsors and trustees of corporate pension plans. The team is led by Martin McFall, who is considered by clients to be “excellent at explaining complex retirement issues in a simple way,” who has experience in benefits restructuring, liability management and system resolution.

In November 2021, Rebecca McKay took on an internal position at Just Group. “They give us what we need from our legal counsel – clear, concise and easy-to-understand advice that allows the pension fund trustee to make good decisions in a timely manner. All of this is offered at a fee that we think is good value for money. Travers Smith`s ESG practice was founded more than 10 years ago. Travers Smith was one of the first UK law firms to offer an ESG due diligence offering dedicated to legal due diligence. In response to social pressures as well as regulatory factors, environmental, social and governance issues are now common for the business community. We work with asset managers, lenders and corporates to help them manage the operational, reputational and compliance risks associated with ESG factors and achieve and “build” a positive impact. We will provide regular information and updates on this page. #TraversSmithESG For more information on our ESG offering, please visit our dedicated website: The Clyde & Co team is characterized by its clients as “highly helpful, collaborative, solution-oriented and easy to use”. The Group advises employers, trustees and individuals on defined benefit and defined contribution pension plans and life insurance plans, drawing on the firm`s extensive expertise in insurance law.

It is also important for professional liability issues related to pension plans. Terry Saeedi leads the practice, and “when she speaks, people know it`s worth listening.” Paul Hodges, Senior Partner, frequently assists Saeedi, leveraging his expertise in pension plan restructuring and the closure of defined benefit plans. while Matthew Ambler, Senior Partner, leads public sector pension plans. Doug Bryden (DB): I have been advising clients for many years on a wide range of risks, from the environment to business ethics (including modern slavery and human rights) and related governance and board responses. The dominant trend now is to look at these operational, legal and reputational issues from an ESG perspective. Consolidating these risks under a single banner is extremely useful both in explaining these risks to boards and in streamlining a stronger, more thoughtful management response. On the one hand, my role as an “ESG lawyer” is to help clients promote ESG awareness within a firm and ensure compliance with an ever-increasing range of ESG regulatory obligations. However, this must be carefully weighed against the threat of new legal risks posed by ESG programmes and related disclosures. Much of my practice, and Heather`s, is focused on achieving outcomes that meaningfully protect a company from such legal risks without compromising the real opportunities and advances that better ESG management creates. James advises trustees and employers in various pension disputes.

He has been involved in a number of high-profile pension cases, including: “Daniel Gerring is an expert in pension law in the UK. I appreciate his honesty, pragmatism and proactive advice. Daniel is always thoughtful and attentive to how he can provide advice in a cost-effective manner and how he can use his knowledge of the industry and the regulator to move us forward. “Works as part of a multidisciplinary team of actuaries, investment, tax, accounting and engagement experts. This allows them to build a team that covers all the annuities a client needs for a project, and it allows them to bring a wide range of corporate, transaction, refinancing and restructuring experience to resolve issues. “The team has extensive experience in the UK fixed income landscape and changing trends including: longevity coverage, climate reporting and emergency security. Continues to recruit and develop junior staff effectively and works seamlessly with other specialists in the company. “One of the team`s main strengths is the desire to understand our business in detail, go beyond strict legal principles and apply them to the business context in which we operate.” “Compared to other consulting firms, the big difference is that Travers tries to really understand the client`s business and tailor its advice to specific people, business factors and legal form. This is highly appreciated by internal teams as it avoids having to knock down ideas that are simply not practical. “This is a small but highly skilled pension law team that provides excellent service to my systems at a fair cost” TLT`s independent pension team has a strong regulatory practice and recently provided advice on a high-profile super fund issue.

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