Edward Brown | London | Hogan Lovells

Edward Brown

Partner Corporate & Finance



Brown Edward

Edward Brown
Brown Edward
  • Overview
  • Experience
  • Credentials
  • Insights and events
quote mark

Edward Brown is exceptional and is incredibly bright and creative in approaching an issue

Legal 500, 2020

Once described by Chambers Guide as 'an old head on young shoulders', Edward Brown is a partner in our pension team. Hogan Lovells born and bred, Edward trained at the firm, qualified in 2005, and became a partner on 1 January 2013.  Edward advises the full range of pension clients from FTSE100 companies, trustees and master trusts. 

Edward believes if you can't explain an issue clearly and concisely, you don't properly understand it yourself, so he prides himself on giving clients clear advice and practical solutions. Edward saves clients money by not over-manning or over-complicating jobs, and by being willing to provide robust advice to make a problem disappear. However, Edward can also process the most complex and technical areas of law with ease (and won the Association of Pension Lawyers' Wallace Medal for his 30,000 word paper on anti-franking). Edward inspires confidence, and can tailor his approach to suit every audience or client need.     

Whilst Edward turns his hand to every area of pensions law, he has in-depth knowledge of GMP equalisation, pension scheme buy-ins and buy-outs, and advising schemes with (or wanting) a Crown Guarantee. He also advises employers how to manage their pension liabilities on corporate reorganisations, purchases or disposals, or where companies are in financial distress. Edward has assisted clients on benefit changes, liability management exercises, and those who are involved in court proceedings including litigation in the English and European courts, and the Pensions Regulator Determinations Panel.

Edward is a Council member of the Society of Pension Professionals, and sits on their D&I Committee,

Outside pensions, Edward is committed to mentoring and developing young lawyers. He is the Partner sponsor for the Hogan Lovells Solicitor Apprenticeship programme, is the firm's Professional Development Partner, and has led the firm's response to the new Solicitors Qualification Examination.  

quote mark

Edward Brown is exceptional and is incredibly bright and creative in approaching an issue

Legal 500, 2020

Representative experience

Acting for the NAAFI Trustees to obtain a bespoke guarantee for the pension scheme from the Secretary of State for Defence.

Advising the trustee of the Pilkington Superannuation Scheme on entering into a longevity insurance contract with Legal  and General.

Advising the Evonik Trustee on a scheme merger and £540mil buy-in with Legal & General.

Advising Laboratory Corporation of America on its $5.6billion acquisition of Covance, and its $595mil acquisition of Envigo.

Advising ITV plc on various liability management exercises including a PIE and ETV.

Advising the trustees of the Audit Commission Pension Scheme in documenting and negotiating with the Government a bespoke guarantee.

Advising a public international organisation on the options for changing its provision of pension benefits.

Advising the Centrica Trustees on the appointment of Schroders as outsourced chief investment officer.

Advising the trustee of the Tomkins 2008 Pension Scheme and Tomkins Retirement Benefits Plan on buy-ins with Rothesay Life and Pension Insurance Corporation.


  • M.A., University of Oxford, Brasenose College
  • Association of Pension Lawyers
  • Council of the Society of Pension Professionals



Chambers UK