Pinsent Masons

Pensions Department

London (Firms)
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What the team is known for National practice that enjoys a strong reputation in traditional pension issues and pensions litigation. Offers impressive expertise in the field of master trusts. Accomplished advisers on scheme merger and consolidation transactions. Advises corporate clients, trustees and pension providers.

Strengths Clients say: "They have a strong client service ethic and can deploy resources flexibly in response to changing needs."

A source notes: "They are incredibly valuable and provide clear, actionable advice."

Work highlights Advised the Group Trustees of the RWE npower Group Pension Scheme on the reorganisation of their £5 billion fund into two new funds, following the split of RWE’s renewables and grid business from its conventional power and generation business.

Notable practitioners

Alastair Meeks has a broad pensions practice advising clients on a range of matters such as buy-out transactions and scheme mergers. Market commentators praise his "technical brilliance."

Carolyn Saunders is "very knowledgeable, pragmatic, diligent and a clear communicator," according to sources. Her practice strengths include advising corporate clients on settlement issues, security and governance.

Matthew De Ferrars is "calm, approachable and is able to deliver work to challenging deadlines." He is recognised for his extensive work on bulk annuity transactions.