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Slaughter and May
ONE BUNHILL ROW
LONDON
EC1Y 8YY
England

Living Wage

Work Department

Pensions and employment.

Position

Charles advises sponsors, trustees and insurers on corporate pension plans.  His experience ranges from pension plan restructuring driven by M&A or insolvency, to funding and covenant negotiations on change of control, to plan closures. 

Corporate pension plans combine uniquely the features of reputation sensitivity and financial risk in a legal context which is complex, highly regulated and where the positions of trustees, sponsors, shareholders, employers, unions, regulators and politicians need reconciling.  Charles has a lot of experience in doing so, and in leading or being part of the multi-disciplinary adviser teams necessary, sourced from our financing, insurance, tax and dispute resolution groups.

Career

Joined Slaughter and May in 1996. Partner since 2001.

Memberships

Law Society; Law Society of Scotland.

Education

Fettes College; Edinburgh University (LLB).

Lawyer Rankings

London > Employment > Pensions (non-contentious)

(Hall of Fame)

Charles CameronSlaughter and May

Slaughter and May‘s integrated pensions team offers clients an in-depth and bespoke service. The non-contentious practice’s deep expertise is led by ‘exceptional’ industrial and manufacturing sector expert Charles Cameron. The team is also involved in market-innovations, advising on and assisting in the development of the legislative framework for Royal Mail’s proposed Collective Defined Contribution (CDC) pension scheme, on which Sandeep Maudgil is a key partner. Daniel Schaffer is praised by clients for his ‘unrivalled knowledge’ and advises significant industry-wide schemes on benefit redesign, mergers, demergers, and funding. ‘Strategic and commercial’ Richard Jeens heads the disputes practice, which is currently acting for the trustees of the BT, Ford, and M&S schemes in their judicial review of the UK Statistics Authority’s industry-wide proposition to align RPI with CIPH from 2030, a proposed change that will affect all UK DB schemes and linked assests/benefits. The team also advises on TPR investigations, Ombudsmen complaints, and benefit disputes.

London > Employment > Pensions: dispute resolution

Slaughter and May‘s integrated pensions team offers clients an in-depth and bespoke service. The non-contentious practice’s deep expertise is led by ‘exceptional’ industrial and manufacturing sector expert Charles Cameron. The team is also involved in market innovations, advising on and assisting in the development of the legislative framework for Royal Mail’s proposed Collective Defined Contribution (CDC) pension scheme, on which Sandeep Maudgil is a key partner. Daniel Schaffer is praised by clients for his ‘unrivalled knowledge’ and advises significant industry-wide schemes on benefit redesign, mergers, demergers, and funding. ‘Strategic and commercial’ Richard Jeens heads the disputes practice, which is currently acting for the trustees of the BT, Ford, and M&S schemes in their judicial review of the UK Statistics Authority’s industry-wide proposition to align RPI with CIPH from 2030, a proposed change that will affect all UK DB schemes and linked assests/benefits. The team also advises on TPR investigations, Ombudsmen complaints, and benefit disputes.

London > Employment > Employers

In the employers arena, Slaughter and May concentrates not just on board-level employment matters but also demonstrates ‘particular strength in its expertise in support of mergers and acquisitions’. Other strong suits of the team – which is presided over by Charles Cameron – are TUPE transfers, large-scale redundancies and reorganisations and sensitive internal investigations. Key names within the department are Padraig Cronin and Philip Linnard, both of whom have considerable expertise in outsourcings, board-level recruitment and exits, whistleblowing and executive remuneration issues.

London > Employment > Employee share schemes

Slaughter and May is an established name for advising on the share scheme aspects of major M&A transactions, most recently assisting William Hill on its £2.7b sale to Caesars Entertainment. Charles Cameron oversees the team and has extensive experience in employee share schemes and pension plans. Philip Linnard, who advised on the WIlliam Hill deal, is another key name and alongiside major corporate transactions also deals with establishing bespoke incentive plans, particularly in highly regulated sectors like financial services and insurance.