Slaughter and May

Pensions Department

London (Firms)
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What the team is known for Highly regarded pensions practice that advises on a range of matters including complex benefit changes and scheme closures. Enjoys a strong reputation for overseeing cross-border transactions and de-risking exercises. Accomplished advisers to household-name employers who sponsor substantial schemes, with particular expertise working in highly unionised sectors.

Strengths Clients describe the lawyers as "high-quality experts who are easy to deal with."

A source says: "Slaughter and May has strength in depth and quality advisers."

Another reports: "It is an excellent firm with very bright lawyers. They are able to quickly get under the skin of a deal, and the nice thing about working with them is that you get the feeling of complete assurance that they will sort stuff out."

Work highlights Advised Royal Mail on the design and development of its proposed collective money purchase pension scheme.

Notable practitioners

Charles Cameron
offers notable experience advising on complex de-risking and benefit change matters as well as pension scheme aspects of corporate transactions.
"He is great - friendly and knowledgeable."

Daniel Schaffer
is highly regarded for his expertise in advising on a broad range of pension scheme issues including funding, implementation and redesign matters. 
"He is highly knowledgeable on pensions issues and the regulatory environment." "He is very impressive in his technical knowledge and absolutely gives the impression of being in charge." 

Hugh Gittins
is noted for his experience advising on a wide range of pension scheme matters, especially defined benefit and defined contribution issues.

Isobel Carruthers
is recognised for her expertise in advising pension schemes across an array of matters including rule changes, valuation and liability concerns.
"She is strong technically." "She’s brilliant - really organised, sensible, calm, easygoing and a pleasure to deal with."

Sandeep Maudgil
possesses a wealth of experience in counselling industry-wide pension schemes in the public and private sectors on a range of issues.
"He is phenomenal. He is incredibly knowledgeable and commercial." "He is a very wise and experienced lawyer who gives good commercial advice."