Practice

Pensions

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.

Representative experience

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.

Equalisation of GMPs: where do we go from here?

In a landmark decision which will impact most defined benefit (DB) pension schemes, the High Court has held that pension schemes must equalise for the effect of guaranteed minimum pensions...

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Recent developments in pensions

We will be hosting our next regular morning legal update seminar, taking place on 5 July 2018.

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Press Releases

Hogan Lovells advises AKASOL AG on its IPO

With a team led by Frankfurt-based Partner Michael Schlitt Hogan Lovells has advised AKASOL AG on its IPO. AKASOL AG is a leading German manufacturer of high-performance lithium-ion battery ...

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Press Releases

Hogan Lovells advises NAAFI Pension Fund Trustees on a Crown Guarantee

The Secretary of State for Defence has executed a Crown Guarantee in favour of the Trustees of the NAAFI Pension Fund (the "Trustees" and the "Fund").  Hogan Lovells advised the...

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