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Slaughter and May

Living Wage
ONE BUNHILL ROW, LONDON, EC1Y 8YY, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7600 1200
Fax:
Fax 020 7090 5000
DX:
11 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
Email:
Web:
www.slaughterandmay.com
Beijing, Brussels, Hong Kong, London

Sandeep Maudgil

Tel:
Work 020 7600 1200
Email:
Slaughter and May

Work Department

Pensions and employment.

Position

Partner advising on a wide range of pensions and employment-related matters, both insofar as they affect mergers and acquisitions, and in the day-to-day ongoing context. In particular, he has extensive experience advising employers and trustees of a wide range of occupational pension schemes on all matters, including management of the issues arising from scheme funding deficits and recent changes in pensions legislation, and implementing the transition to more affordable benefit structures (including the move from ‘final salary’ pension provision to career average or defined contribution benefit arrangements).

Career

Trained Slaughter and May; qualified 1998; pensions and employment department 1998; partner 2006.

Languages

Hindi; Slovak.

Education

St John’s College, Oxford (1994 History Degree).


London: Human resources

Pensions

Within: Pensions

Charles Cameron (who is noted for his 'thoughtful insight') heads the department at Slaughter and May, which is 'a leader in the field' for non-contentious work and was bolstered by the recruitment of Daniel Schaffer from Herbert Smith Freehills LLP in 2017, who is praised as 'ruthlessly good' and 'extremely creative'. Recent mandates include Cameron, newly promoted partner Phil Linnard and Padraig Cronin advising Tata Steel on the restructuring of the British Steel Pension Scheme; Sandeep Maudgil assisting the Royal Mail with the closure of the RMG section of the Royal Mail Pension Plan and the design of a replacement plan; and Schaffer and Maudgil acting for the Railways Pension Trustee Company on multiple transfers and structural changes. The group is also becoming increasingly involved in pensions litigation; it recently represented the trustees of the BT Pension Scheme in Part 8 proceedings in the High Court and acted for Granada Group in High Court and Court of Appeal proceedings relating to whether it is obliged to maintain gilts as security for the pension benefits of former directors. Senior counsel Isobel Carruthers joined from Herbert Smith Freehills LLP and Philip Bennett retired in 2017.

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