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Mark Greenlees

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Work 020 7615 9002
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Sacker & Partners LLP

Work Department

Pensions.

Position

Partner with significant experience of all aspects of pensions law developed over 30 years of practice. Mark's clients include the trustee boards of several large and high profile schemes in the financial, manufacturing, pharmaceutical and utility sectors.  He has been involved in some of the most innovative transactions of recent years including the transfer of over £28.5bn of assets from the Royal Mail Pension Plan to the UK government.

Mark was the Chairman of the Association of Pension Lawyers from 1997 to 1999 and is a former Chairman of its Legislative and Parliamentary Sub Committee. He has recently stood down from the Council of the Society of Pension Consultants and is a past Chairman of its Legislation Committee.  He is a regular speaker on pensions law.

Career

Sacker & Partners LLP (1977 to present), partner 1982; former chairman, Association of Pension Lawyers and past Chairman of the APL’s legislative and parliamentary sub-committee; former member of governing council of Society of Pension Professionals and previously Chairman of its Legislation Committee.

Member

Association of Pension Lawyers (Full Member).

Education

Berkhamsted School for Boys; Lincoln College, Oxford (1976 BA law); Guildford College of Law (1977 Law Society finals).

Leisure

Family, old cars, Watford FC.


London: Human resources

Pensions

Within: Leading individuals

Mark Greenlees (non-contentious) - Sacker & Partners LLP

Within: Pensions

'First-class boutique' Sacker & Partners LLP is 'incredibly strong for all types of pensions work'. Ian Pittaway and Peter Murphy lead the non-contentious and contentious practices respectively; Mark Greenlees and defined contribution scheme expert Helen Ball are also names to note. The group's contentious work includes representing the trustees of the HSBC Bank UK Pension Scheme in multiple member complaints and acting for the trustees of the Carillion Pension Scheme in the inquiry and regulator investigation relating to anti-avoidance powers regarding the company's insolvency. Non-contentious highlights include advising the trustees of the Express Pension Scheme and the Arla Foods Pension Scheme on the scheme merger which used an asset-backed contribution structure to equalise funding levels, assisting EDS Trustee with the spin-off of the enterprise services division from Hewlett Packard Enterprises to DXC, and acting for Meredith on the pensions aspects of its $2.8bn offer for Time. The National Grid Pension Scheme, Royal Mail Pension Plan and the TfL Pension Fund are also clients. Ralph McClelland, Lucy Dunbar and Jacqui Reid all made partner in 2018.

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