Pensions Department

London (Firms)
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What the team is known for Established pensions practice known for its advice to trustees and employers in the public sector. Also notable for its work with charities and not-for-profit groups, as well as for those operating in the utilities and transport sectors. Handles complex benefit amendments, and increasingly oversees buy-outs and the implications of international corporate transactions.

Strengths"The team at Fieldfisher is technically very strong and backed up by a broad range of experience," notes a source.

Work highlights Advised the trustees of various Arriva Pension Schemes on the harmonisation of the benefits provided by each scheme.

Notable practitioners

David Gallagher is "outstanding, very commercial and helps us to understand a niche area without blinding us with jargon," says a source. He handles a broad range of pensions matters for public and private sector clients including negotiating funding arrangements, restructuring and general compliance matters.

Michael Calvert has a wide-ranging pensions practice that sees him handle matters related to corporate transactions affecting schemes. His client base spans a variety of industry sectors.