Clifford Chance LLP

Pensions Department

London (Firms)
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What the team is known for Distinguished for its expertise in investment and transactional matters affecting pension funds, particularly in buy-ins and buy-outs. Provides traditional pensions advice to a diverse set of clients, including insurers and investment managers. Enviable capacity for handling multi-jurisdictional issues. Experienced at advising both corporate sponsors and trustees.

Strengths"They always provide prompt, clear guidance and clear explanations of complex matters," says a source.

Another source notes: "The team is stable, highly knowledgeable and very commercial."

Work highlights Advised The Co-operative Bank on the separation of the £11 billion Co-op pension scheme into two legal entities.

Notable practitioners

Clare Hoxey is recognised for her experience handling complex pensions matters for client in a variety of industries. She advises on issues pertaining to scheme finance, restructuring and indexation, among others.

Hywel Robinson has the ability to "decipher where the commercial value lies in a complex scenario and to explain it very simply," according to sources. He advises clients on a full range of pensions matters.