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.
Clients appreciate that the firm "always provides really good advice."
A source notes: "We can rely on Clifford Chance’s reputation for being experts and being responsive."
Advised Telefonica on the pensions issues raised by the £31 billion joint venture of its O2 business and Liberty Global's Virgin Media business.
Clare Hoxey advises public and private companies on all aspects of pensions law.
"She is very knowledgeable about the subject matter and calm and measured in her approach."
Hywel Robinson is head of Clifford Chance's pensions practice. He advises clients on a range of issues, including pensions aspects of M&A.
"He is a good technical lawyer."