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Linklaters Business Services

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ONE SILK STREET, LONDON, EC2Y 8HQ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7456 2000
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Fax 020 7456 2222
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10 LONDON CITY EC3
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Ruth Goldman

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Work 020 7456 3686
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Linklaters Business Services

Work Department

Pensions.

Position

Specialist in pensions law and employee benefits. Considerable experience in all main areas of pension law practice, including trust law aspects, documentation, mergers and acquisitions, flotations, privatisations, international benefits and industry-wide schemes.

Career

Articled clerk Linklaters 1983-85; assistant solicitor 1985-92; partner 1992.

Education

Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford (1980 MA Politics, Philosophy, Economics); Warwick University (1981 MA Industrial Relations); College of Law, Chancery Lane (1983).


London: Human resources

Pensions

Within: Leading individuals

Ruth Goldman (non-contentious) - Linklaters LLP

Within: Pensions

Linklaters LLP's 'service levels are of the highest standard' with 'a detailed and methodical approach that sets it apart from the rest'. While historically recognised for its strong non-contentious practice, the firm also fields a robust litigation team; Ruth Goldman leads the transactional side while Mark Blyth is 'simply the best pensions litigator around'. Goldman's recent work includes advising MMC UK Pension Fund Trustee on a longevity swap; other non-contentious work includes Philip Goss assisting Sir Philip Green, Arcadia Group and Taveta Investments with issues surrounding the BHS pension schemes and managing associate John Sheppard handling the pensions elements of the merger between Centrica's European oil and gas exploration and production business with Bayerngas Norge for SWM. On the contentious side the group represented the trustees of the Staveley Pension Scheme in proceedings relating to the issuance of a financial support direction, and acted for Sir Philip Green and Taveta Investments in the inquiry into the BHS schemes. Also recommended are Claire Petheram, Rosalind Knowles, 'highly pragmatic' managing associate Alasdair Smith and 'clear and practical' managing associate Geoff Egerton.

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