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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

115 COLMORE ROW, BIRMINGHAM, B3 3AL, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0845 497 97 97
Fax:
Fax 0845 497 1900
DX:
13004 BIRMINGHAM
Email:
Web:
www.eversheds.com

Liz Fallon

Tel:
Work +44 121 232 1496
Email:
Eversheds Sutherland

Work Department

Liz graduated from the University of Kent with a degree in law and German, spending time at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz.

Liz is a member of the Association of Pensions lawyers and sits on the European Committee of the Society of Pensions Consultants.

She is a partner in our human resources practice group responsible for our pensions team internationally. She is involved in advising companies, trustees and also other professional advisers in a whole range of pensions work including mergers and acquisitions, funding negotiations, employer covenant issues, scheme mergers and rationalisations, scheme conversions from defined benefit to defined contribution and hybrid schemes.

Liz also has experience of employment-related aspects of pensions including the transfer of businesses, executive packages and severances and the ramifications of scheme change. Her specific areas of expertise in international work includes:

  • Project managing multijurisdictional work from the UK; 
  • Retirement benefit plan change, closures and wind-ups; 
  • Benefit audits; 
  • Harmonisation programmes; 
  • Cross border retirement arrangements; 
  • Co-ordinating seamless pensions, employment and labour legal advice dealing with local management, Unions, Works Councils and other employee bodies.

Recent projects include:

  • Advising on global outsourcing arrangements, including in particular across Europe and the US; 
  • Co-ordinating a comprehensive terms and conditions and benefit audit across nine jurisdictions in Europe; 
  • Acting on virtual secondment to assist the Head of Reward of a major manufacturing Plc in a post acquisition integration project in Europe; 
  • Managing the process of negotiating with Unions in the Netherlands on behalf of the UK Head Office, to implement a new pension arrangement; 
  • Part of a project management team in Germany to manage the transition of retirement benefit arrangements and administration services to a new third party provider.

Liz speaks fluent English (native language) German and French.

She is rated as Band 1 by Chambers 2014 and described as “highly pragmatic” and as a leading individual by Legal 500.

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Position

Partner

Languages

German, French and Basic Italian


West Midlands: Human resources

Pensions

Within: Leading individuals

Liz Fallon - Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Within: Pensions

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP is known for its ‘excellent depth of expertise’ and ‘commercial awareness’ with a client roster that includes Transport for Greater Manchester,  the London Borough of Harrow and Birmingham City Council. Emma King leads the team and recently advised the trustee of the Box Clever Group Pension Scheme on an appeal from ITV against a financial support direction issued against its scheme. Gary Delderfield heads the public sector pensions team and assisted Borders to Coast Pensions Partnership on bringing forth its £36 billion Border to Coast LGPS investment pool, and advised on the establishment of Brunel Pensions Partnership as one of the eight LGPS investment pools. Liz Fallon focuses on international matters (particularly EU-related ). Sarah Franklin  advised Calor Pension Trust on GDPR compliance and HMRC’s new anti-money laundering requirements. Georgina Rankin is also a key figure, with extensive experience in advising corporate sponsors and trustees of occupational pension schemes. Also recommended is principal associate Gavin Paul, who is experienced in handling rules drafting, scheme mergers and disputes.

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