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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

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Michael Jones

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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

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Charities and not-for-profit, sport; employment, pensions and immigration.


Michael is a pensions specialist with over 15 years' expertise in advising companies and trustees on all legal aspects of employer-sponsored occupational pension schemes. The scope of his advice includes amending and winding-up schemes, scheme interpretation issues, scheme mergers, sales and acquisition issues, buy-ins and buy-outs, surplus and deficit issues, complaints to the Pensions Ombudsman and scheme funding discussions. Michael has particular market expertise in advising charities and not-for-profit entities and in public sector outsourcing. He regularly contributes to industry publications and has previously spoken at a number of conferences on pensions matters. Experience: advised a major US entity on the £600m buy-out of its UK pension scheme; advised a party in the Pensions Action Group resulting in a change in legislation regarding FAS entry and benefit levels where solvent employer had abandoned its pension scheme.

London: Human resources


Within: Pensions

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP provides 'good practical pensions advice' across funding issues, risk reduction, M&A, restructurings, regulator work, pre-pack arrangements and compliance mandates with substantial experience in the charity and not-for-profit sectors. Recent highlights include advising a client in the education sector on the pensions elements of its transfer to academy status, assisting a telecoms client with the pensions aspects of a corporate restructuring and handling the transferral of pensions liabilities for a motor trading client. Other clients include Westminster Abbey, Ericsson and PS Independent Trustee. Michael Jones leads the department, which also includes senior associates Lee Colgate and Esther White, and legal director Andy Williams.

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