Katie Banks, London
Pensions clients need more than just advice about pensions. The legal advice they look for is increasingly multidimensional, drawing from knowledge and experience that goes beyond the traditional. In a complex and ever-changing landscape, we give you all you need to solve your most difficult pension issues.
Our lawyers offer a holistic view of pensions. The big picture. Practical and pragmatic guidance to help you make the right decisions. We draw on the knowledge of teams across the firm to make sure that you can trust us with every challenge you face. From day-to-day governance and rule interpretation queries, to the most complicated and innovative M&A transactions, funding issues, and restructurings.
It's a full service "Pensions360" approach. A dedicated and top-ranked pension team, we also work closely with lawyers from across the firm who have pensions-specific experience in different legal areas. Our capital markets and insurance teams help with market-leading derivatives and longevity solutions. Tax lawyers weigh in on VAT issues. Experienced litigators handle the most significant and ground-breaking disputes. Insolvency teams advise if your employer is in distress. Corporate lawyers bring innovative approaches to M&A transactions. Complete advice when you need it.
Clients appreciate our pragmatic approach, emphasis on keeping the complex simple, and our highly regarded seminar and training program. They like to stay one step ahead on pension legislation and regulation through our interactive, searchable, and comprehensive pension planner.
One of only four London firms ranked in the top tier for pensions work by both The Legal 500 UK and Chambers UK, our lawyers devise creative solutions to meet your needs, and help you to put them in place.
Trustee of Kodak Pension Plan on settlement of its $2.8bn claim against Eastman Kodak. Team won numerous industry awards for ground-breaking transaction.
Advised LabCorp on the pension issues arising from its US$6.2bn acquisition of Covance.
Advised on the establishment of LifeSight, Towers Watson's defined contribution multiemployer pension mastertrust.
Advised on the merger of two pension schemes with the SEGRO Pension Scheme.
Advised Trinity Mirror on the pension aspects of its £154.4m acquisition of Local World Holdings Limited.
BT Pension Scheme Trustees Limited on the pension aspects of the largest longevity insurance transaction to date in the UK pensions market, worth £16bn.
Advised Bestway (Holdings) Limited on the pension aspects of their £620m acquisition of the Co-operative Group's pharmacy business.
Advised Mitsubishi Heavy Industries on the pension issues arising out of the creation of a joint venture with Siemens.
Trustees of Industry-Wide Coal Staff Superannuation Scheme and Industry-Wide Mineworkers' Pension Scheme on innovative restructuring and pension fund debt-for-equity swap.
Very Strong Employers (a class of participating employer) in Merchant Navy Ratings Pension Fund in high value litigation regarding distribution of £600m funding deficit.
FT Innovative Lawyer Awards
Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards
British Legal Awards