Katie Banks

Katie Banks


Email [email protected]​hoganlovells.com

Phone +44 20 7296 2545

Fax +44 20 7296 2001


Practice groupCorporate & Finance

Adored for her ability to explain complex issues in a straightforward manner.

Chambers UK, 2020

For over 25 years, Katie has been focused on providing pension's advice to companies and trustees. She enjoys providing day to day advice to her clients, many of whom are very longstanding and has had success helping clients with significant and often high profile projects. These projects have required the coordination of large teams of lawyers and a collaborative approach with other advisers.

Katie led the team of over 300 Hogan Lovells' lawyers, advising the Trustees of the Kodak Pension Plan on their ground breaking debt for equity swap and this work won four awards in 2014 including the Financial Times Most Innovative Law Firm in Corporate and Commercial Law and Employment, Pensions and Employee Benefits Team of the Year from Legal Business.

She has also advised both buyers and sellers on the increasingly complex issues arising on mergers, acquisitions and disposals. She also leads the team which focuses on advising product providers on pension products. Katie is ranked as a leading individual in both Chambers and the Legal 500. She sits on the council of the Pensions Policy Institute, is immediate past chair of the Association of Pension Lawyers and is a member of the Pensions Management Institute.

Awards and recognitions


Hall of Fame, Pensions
Legal 500 UK


Top ranked
Chambers UK


Acritas Star
Acritas Stars Independently Rated Lawyers

Education and admissions


B.A., The University of Nottingham


Association of Pension Lawyers (former Treasurer and former Chair)

Pensions Management Institute

Representative experience

Advising Alstom on the pensions aspects of its transformational deal with GE.

Advising ITV on its various management projects including a longevity swap, enhanced transfer values and pension increase exchange.

Advising a target of the Pension Regulator on the defence against the Pension Regulator's action.

Advising the trustees of the Industry-Wide Coal Schemes on an innovative debt for equity swap with UK Coal.

Advising Rolls-Royce Plc on a £12 billion defined benefit pension scheme merger.

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