Steven joined Eversheds from Ashurst in May 2014 as a Partner in the Human Resources Practice Group, and has extensive experience in pensions law. Steven was previously the head of the Ashurst pensions department and prior to that headed up the pensions practice in the London office of a major US law firm.
Steven advises trustees and public and private company employers on all aspects of pensions law. Steven’s particular specialisms include advising on the pensions aspects of corporate transactions including mergers and acquisitions, public and private company take-overs and private equity buy-outs, the pensions aspects of corporate restructurings, administrations and insolvencies.
He also advises regularly on pension scheme restructurings including the merger of occupational pension schemes, the closure of schemes to the future accrual of benefits, changes in benefit structures, deficit reduction strategies, including asset-backed funding arrangements, reservoir trusts and escrow accounts, scheme funding negotiations including disputes before the Pensions Regulator, together with the intricacies of pensions legislation, documentary changes, trustee and corporate pensions governance.