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Hogan Lovells

Pensions

5 ranked lawyersBand 1London (Firms)UK 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Highly regarded team that frequently advises household-name corporate clients and pensions schemes. Notable for its restructuring, funding and buy-in expertise, as well as its strength on pensions litigation and cross-border matters. Significant experience in high-value scheme mergers. Also reputed for its work handling the creation and structuring of master trusts for auto-enrolment.

Strengths

Clients say: "The firm's strengths are proactive, timely and succinct advice. The lawyers are very attentive and don't sit on the fence on most issues. They are a pleasure to work with."

One source says: "My overall impression is that they are extremely professional and work well together as a team. I like the fact that they can cover a multitude of disciplines so that if we have wider issues, we can call in other experts from the firm. They have a great depth of knowledge."

Another interviewee comments: "The team is very professional and responsive, and has good strength in depth. The team appears to have been intelligently put together to ensure different skill sets and approaches are covered."

Notable practitioners

Claire Southern provides advice on the full range of issues surrounding scheme restructurings and insolvencies.
"She is technically proficient and knows the pensions industry inside out. She is amazing at cutting through the jargon and giving a layman's view and making me understand what I need to worry about. She is really pragmatic."

Duncan Buchanan is called upon by scheme trustees and employers seeking counsel on all issues relating to their pension schemes, including reorganisations and benefit redesigns.
"He is innovative, creative and passionate about doing the best."

Edward Brown advises trustees and employers on all scheme governance issues. He regularly assists clients facing investigations by the Pensions Regulator.
"He is pragmatic, technically spot-on, innovative and incredibly energetic. He provides wise input." "Edward is excellent. He is succinct, grasps issues very quickly and gives easy-to-understand, clear advice."

Faye Jarvis assists clients with the full range of pension scheme concerns, ranging from mergers to investments and benefit designs.
"Faye is extremely helpful and very good in her technical knowledge." "She is excellent - responsive, pragmatic and straightforward."

Katie Banks is frequently called upon by high-profile clients seeking counsel on issues related to complex scheme arrangements, including mergers and restructurings.
"Extremely skilled, intelligent in every way, solutions-focused, collaborative, patient and creative."

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Pensions Department

Hogan Lovells

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Atlantic House

Holborn Viaduct

London

Greater London

UK

EC1A 2FG

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Pensions


Claire Southern
Band 2
Duncan Buchanan
Band 2
Edward Brown
Band 3
Faye Jarvis
Band 5
Katie Banks
Band 1