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Baker McKenzie

100 NEW BRIDGE STREET, LONDON, EC4V 6JA, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7919 1000
Fax:
Fax 020 7919 1999
DX:
233 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
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Web:
www.bakermckenzie.com

Arron Slocombe

Tel:
Work 020 7919 1240
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Baker McKenzie LLP

Work Department

Pensions.

Position

Arron Slocombe is a partner in the Firm's Pensions Practice in London and has been advising clients on UK pensions law and related areas for 15 years. He is Chair of the Legislation Committee of the Society of Pension Professionals and is a full member of the Association of Pension Lawyers. He is partner and sponsor of our "Baker Opportunity" social mobility focus group. Arron speaks regularly at seminars on various pensions issues and is a regular contributor to a wide range of legal publications related to pensions law. Arron advises trustees and companies on a broad range of pensions work including pension buyouts and liability management, scheme mergers, benefit and corporate restructurings with particular focus on managing statutory debts, investment issues and pensions litigation.

Career

Trained Baker McKenzie; qualified 2003; partner 2010. Deputy Chair of the Society of Pensions Professionals' Legislation Committee and member of the Association of Pension Lawyers and the NAPF City and Eastern Group. Frequent contributor to the UK's leading pensions journals. Most recently co-authored a feature article in PLC Magazine on the new pension flexibilities.

Languages

English; French

Member

Society of Pension Professionals - Legislation Committee; Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association; Association of Pension Lawyers

Education

University of Bristol (LL.B.) (1999); Oxford Institute of Legal Practice (Diploma Law) (2000)

Leisure

Walking in the English Lake District and all sports.


London: Human resources

Pensions

Within: Pensions

Baker McKenzie 'demonstrates exceptional industry knowledge' and 'really makes an effort to know its clients and provide a positive experience across the board'. Jeanette Holland leads the team with senior counsel Robert West 'providing sound useful advice thanks to his extensive expertise in the field'. Key areas of strength for the team include derisking issues, funding and investment mandates, corporate support work and matters with a global element. Recent highlights include advising Serco on the conversion of a longevity swap to a buy-in policy, acting for Emerson Electric on the pensions aspects of its £$3.2bn acquisition of Pentair's valves and controls unit, and assisting Post Holdings with the pensions components of its acquisition of Weetabix. The group is also active in pensions litigation with notable expertise in cases regarding indexing issues and equalisation requirements. Arron Slocombe and Chantal Thompson are also names to note.

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