Norton Rose Fulbright

Pensions Department

London (Firms)
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What the team is known for Broad pensions practice noted for servicing insurance companies, trustees and large corporate clients. Experienced in all areas of pensions, including investment arrangements for trustees. Regularly handles cross-border pensions matters, including advising on multi-jurisdictional M&A activity. Also notable for its ability to handle related pensions litigation matters.

Strengths"We built a good relationship with the team and communication was very good across all areas," says a source.

"They are very technical and are good at getting the work done at the right level," notes another.

Work highlights Advised the trustees of the Carrier UK Pensions Scheme regarding an amendment to allow the sponsoring company to close the scheme to future accrual.

Notable practitioners

Lesley Browning is "approachable, explains the advice in terms trustees can understand and is very quick to respond to questions," says an interviewee.  She advises both corporate and trustee clients on the full range of pensions issues including restructuring and investment matters.

Peter Ford is "proactive, pragmatic, gives clear advice and is easy to understand," according to sources. He is recognised for his extensive experience handling complex pensions matters for corporate clients and trustees.