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 buyouts. 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.

Work highlights Advised Melrose on pensions-related issues concerning its £8.1 billion purchase of GKN.

Notable practitioners

Clare Hoxey advises public and private companies on all aspects of pensions law. Sources say she is "a very solid technical lawyer" who "really knows her stuff."

Hywel Robinson 's "comprehension of UK pensions issues is excellent" and he "always gives a very prompt answer," say interviewees. He chairs the firm's pensions practice and handles a range of issues, including pensions aspects of M&A.