Fraser Sparks > PwC LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile
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Fraser is a Partner in our Pensions team and has over 15 years experience of advising corporates and trustees on pensions law. Fraser has previously been a partner at Hammonds (now Squire Patton Boggs) and Stephenson Harwood.
Fraser has advised clients on all aspects of pensions law including general ongoing advice, benefit queries and benefit correction issues, liability management, bulk annuity transactions (including all risks buy outs), establishing and winding-up pension schemes, investment management agreements and contingent funding arrangements.
He also advises clients on restructuring pension arrangements, including pension scheme mergers and de-mergers, changing sponsoring employers and managing associated employer debt issues (for instance, by the use of apportionment arrangements). Fraser has advised a number of clients in relation to the pensions aspects of public sector outsourcing.
Fraser is a member of the Association of Pension Lawyers.
The pensions team at PwC LLP is part of an integrated offering, working in conjunction with the firm’s actuarial, tax and HR advisers to provide a more rounded service; the access to ‘actuarial and benefit design expertise’ is seen as ‘a real strength’. Led by the ‘tireless and energetic‘ Oliver Reece, the team advises on matters relating to scheme rectification, asset-backed funding arrangements, multi-jurisdictional reorganisations and debt mitigation agreements. The ‘careful, perceptive and persistent’ Fraser Sparks assists clients with member option programmes, bulk annuity transactions, benefit corrections, contingent funding arrangements and the application of the New Fair Deal. David Farmer, described as a ‘considerable presence’ in the sector, covers issues such as TPR clearance, section 75 debt and benefit design changes.
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