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Rachel Pinto

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Employment, Pensions and Incentives


Senior Associate


Rachel has extensive experience advising on a wide range of pensions matters. She has particular expertise advising on pension scheme de-risking through the insurance market and on matters of benefit design and liability management. Rachel is also experienced in advising both trustee boards and sponsoring employers on day-to-day matters, including proposals regarding scheme funding and changes to benefit design, and also the impact of corporate activity on pension schemes.

Rachel wrote the article "Communicating with Employees", which concerned IBM v Dalgleish, published in Company Secretary Review, June 2014                                        




Rachel is a member of the Association of Pensions Lawyers and sits on its Education and Seminars sub-committee.

London: Human resources


Within: Next generation lawyers

Rachel Pinto (non-contentious) - Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Within: Pensions

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP's 'outstanding' team includes Alison Brown and Paul Lewis, who lead the non-contentious and litigation elements respectively; Brown is 'excellent commercially' and Lewis is 'exceptional at understanding complex issues'. Clients also single out Samantha Brown, who is 'superb in combining technical brilliance with excellent judgement and strategical awareness'; newly promoted partner and derisking expert Rachel Pinto, who 'provides incredible service throughout'; and 'excellent' senior associate and former barrister James Rickards, who joined from Chambers of Michael Bowes QC, Christopher Gibson QC and Andrew S.  Recent mandates include representing Lloyds Bank in Part 8 proceedings relating to GMPs and advising Irish Life Assurance on a bulk annuity transaction.  Daniel Schaffer joined Slaughter and May.

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