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Pensions

Linklaters' pensions practice is one of the most established and highly-rated practices in the UK and across Europe


Linklaters' pensions practice is one of the most established and highly-rated practices in the UK and across Europe. We are consistently rated by independent legal directories as "top tier" pensions lawyers. Our specialist team of pension lawyers has extensive experience of the full range of pensions issues including de-risking solutions, tailored funding solutions, regulatory, governance and investment issues.

Linklaters’ Pensions Dispute Resolution practice is also an acknowledged leader in its field.

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Related client services

Pensions De-risking

Our pensions de-risking practice brings together legal expertise in pensions, corporate insurance, investment management, banking, derivatives and structured products and data protection, providing strength in both breadth and depth making sure you have every angle covered for your transaction.

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Pensions Dispute Resolution

Our Pensions Disputes lawyers provide clients with a market leading service.

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Pensions Investment Practice

Linklaters’ Pensions Investment Practice is an accessible single source of expertise on the full range of matters relating to the investment of pensions funds.

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Our experience

Rolls-Royce UK Pension Fund

We advised the Trustee of the Rolls-Royce UK Pension Fund on its £4.6bn bulk annuity contract with Legal and General in June 2019.

Pearson Pension Plan

We advised the Trustee of the Pearson Pension Plan on two umbrella buy-in policies with Aviva and L&G in 2017, covering £1.2bn of pensioner liabilities, and the addition of a further £500m of liabilities to the L&G policy in 2019.

Marks and Spencer Pension Scheme

We advised the Trustee of the Marks and Spencer Pension Scheme in 2018 and 2019 on 4 buy-in transactions with Aviva, Phoenix Life and Pension Insurance Corporation, all under umbrella contracts with a combined value of £2.9bn.

Rentokil Initial 2015 Pension Scheme

We advised the Trustee of the Rentokil Initial 2015 Pension Scheme on its £1.5bn bulk annuity contract with Pension Insurance Corporation plc in 2019.

Co-op Pension Scheme

We advised the Trustee of the £10bn Co-op Pension Scheme on the separation of the Cooperative Bank from the scheme by segregating the scheme into two ring-fenced segregated sections.
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