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Slaughter and May

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Work 020 7600 1200
Fax 020 7090 5000
Beijing, Brussels, Hong Kong, London

Daniel Schaffer

Work 020 7600 1200
Slaughter and May

Work Department

Pensions and Employment


Partner. Practice covers both contentious and non-contentious (transactional and general advisory) aspects of pensions.  He advises employers and trustees, including on significant industry-wide schemes.  Dan’s experience includes scheme mergers and demergers, implementation of scheme and benefit redesign projects and covenant and funding solutions.


Partner since 2017

London: Human resources


Within: Leading individuals

Daniel Schaffer (non-contentious) - Slaughter and May

Within: Pensions

Charles Cameron (who is noted for his 'thoughtful insight') heads the department at Slaughter and May, which is 'a leader in the field' for non-contentious work and was bolstered by the recruitment of Daniel Schaffer from Herbert Smith Freehills LLP in 2017, who is praised as 'ruthlessly good' and 'extremely creative'. Recent mandates include Cameron, newly promoted partner Phil Linnard and Padraig Cronin advising Tata Steel on the restructuring of the British Steel Pension Scheme; Sandeep Maudgil assisting the Royal Mail with the closure of the RMG section of the Royal Mail Pension Plan and the design of a replacement plan; and Schaffer and Maudgil acting for the Railways Pension Trustee Company on multiple transfers and structural changes. The group is also becoming increasingly involved in pensions litigation; it recently represented the trustees of the BT Pension Scheme in Part 8 proceedings in the High Court and acted for Granada Group in High Court and Court of Appeal proceedings relating to whether it is obliged to maintain gilts as security for the pension benefits of former directors. Senior counsel Isobel Carruthers joined from Herbert Smith Freehills LLP and Philip Bennett retired in 2017.

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