Gowling WLG (UK) LLP

Pensions Department

London (Firms)
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What the team is known for Large national firm offering expertise across the full spectrum of pensions issues for trustees, employers and providers. Notable for its strength handling corporate transactions and large buy-ins and buyouts as well as risk transfer mandates. Clients include both pension providers and trustees.

Strengths Clients note: "They are a good full-service firm which provides practical advice and solutions."

Another source describes the team as "knowledgeable and responsive."

Work highlights Advised the Thales UK Pension Scheme in its negotiation with its sponsor and parent company in relation to the scheme's triennial actuarial valuation.

Notable practitioners

Jason Coates frequently advises trustees regarding a wide range of corporate pension issues, including benefit changes, scheme restructuring and master trust authorisation.

Paul Feathers is highlighted as "a clear communicator who provides pragmatic, actionable advice" by impressed clients. He is well known for advising on a broad range of pension matters, particularly risk transfer and PPF concerns.