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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

1 CALLAGHAN SQUARE, CARDIFF, CF10 5BT, WALES
Tel:
Work 0845 497 97 97
Fax:
Fax 0845 498 7333
DX:
33016 CARDIFF
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www.eversheds-sutherland.com

Collette Davies

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Work +44 29 2047 7047
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Eversheds Sutherland

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Collette is an associate in our pensions team, based in Cardiff. She advises on all areas of pensions law acting for a wide range of clients, from multinational employers and trustees of large occupational schemes to insurance companies and providers of SIPPs / SSASs.

Collette advises on the structure and drafting of all forms of occupational pension schemes, projects to update and consolidate scheme rules, advice on the cessation of future accrual, corporate transactions including in particular issues on TUPE and Beckmann, scheme mergers, outsourcing projects and general pension scheme advisory work.

Her recent experience includes: advice to an employer in the SHPS on a corporate transaction and TUPE transfer, and advice to an employer on scheme change including changes to benefit accrual and consultation requirements.

Position

Associate

Languages

Welsh – fluent


Wales: Human resources

Pensions

Within: Pensions

Aided by a vast array of pensions practitioners across its UK and European offices should the need arise, Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP's Cardiff team has the critical mass and degree of expertise to provide a 'very high standard of advice’ to an enviable list of private and public sector clients including Welsh Water, Cardiff Bus and Volkswagen. ‘An expert on what he does but with a real commercial edge', team head Stuart Earle excels at handling work for multinational employers and trustees of large occupational schemes and has a particular degree of specialism advising on matters within heavily regulated sectors. Earle recently advised National Grid on the structure to sectionalise the National Grid UK Pension Scheme and on the subsequent implementation of that sectionalisation. Ian Davies has vast experience across all aspects of establishing and running pension schemes; he recently acted for the trustees of the Hoover (1987) Pension Scheme on a regulated apportionment arrangement. Davies also continues to act as trustee on several schemes, including Prudential Platinum. Senior associate Collette Davies is recommended, in particular, for her pensions work within the education sector. The team was also strengthened by the recent arrival of senior associate Jen Green from Hogan Lovells International LLP.

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