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Rachel Pinto

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Employment, Pensions and Incentives


Senior Associate


Rachel has extensive experience advising on a wide range of pensions matters. She has particular expertise advising on pension scheme de-risking through the insurance market and on matters of benefit design and liability management. Rachel is also experienced in advising both trustee boards and sponsoring employers on day-to-day matters, including proposals regarding scheme funding and changes to benefit design, and also the impact of corporate activity on pension schemes.

Rachel wrote the article "Communicating with Employees", which concerned IBM v Dalgleish, published in Company Secretary Review, June 2014                                        




Rachel is a member of the Association of Pensions Lawyers and sits on its Education and Seminars sub-committee.

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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP’s ‘good, timely’ practice is well versed in transactional support and regulatory matters, including investigations and corporate litigation. It has particular expertise acting for clients in the bulk annuity market, counting Just and Scottish Widows among its clients. Alison Brown, who heads the global employment, pensions and incentives practice, has been advising Time Warner Cable on various issues, including changes to its defined-benefit plan following the sale of GE Asset Management. The ‘proactive, highly organised and professionalSamantha Brown, who leads on contentious matters with Paul Lewis, acted for the board of the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) in relation to a Part 8 claim brought by the trustees of the Halcrow Pension Scheme regarding a proposal to transfer the assets and liabilities to a new scheme without members’ consent. The team includes senior associate Rachel Pinto. Daniel Schaffer is now with Slaughter and May.

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