Squire Patton Boggs

Pensions Department

London (Firms)
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What the team is known for Notable pensions team that contains leading pensions investment experts. Stands out for its knowledge in local government pension schemes and acknowledged for its strength representing not-for-profit organisations and utility companies. Ably assists both trustees and sponsors regarding defined benefit and defined contribution schemes.

Strengths Sources say: "They are a well-established legal practice which provides quality advice."

A client notes: "The team provides a well-rounded offering and we rate them very highly."

Work highlights Advised the South Yorkshire Pensions Authority on a bespoke investment arrangement to protect the £8 billion scheme against the risk of falls in equity markets.

Notable practitioners

Clifford Sims is highlighted by clients for his ability to "simplify often complex matters." He advises a range of public and private sector clients on an array of pension issues, particularly scheme investment and funding security matters.

Kirsty Bartlett is well regarded for her experience of advising across across a gamut of pension scheme issues, including regulatory compliance and corporate transaction implications. Sources report: "She is extremely knowledgeable and her advice is very thorough."

Wendy Hunter heads the firm's London pension practice and possesses considerable experience advising on a broad spectrum of issues arising from corporate transactions as well as regulatory concerns.