Joanne Tibbott > Gowling WLG > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile
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Joanne is named as an “Associate to watch”
Chambers and Partners, 2015
Joanne Tibbott helps clients to make commercial decisions that work for their businesses and pensions schemes. Joanne understands that pensions law can be very technical and she ensures that her advice is accessible while still getting to the heart of the issue.
She advises both trustees and sponsoring employers on all aspects of pensions law ranging from day-to-day issues to larger projects including scheme mergers, restructurings, benefit change exercises and funding issues. She has a particular interest in the ever-evolving DC landscape, with a focus on the DC governance issues trustees are now faced with.
Building client relationships is central to Joanne’s work and she has worked with a number of her clients since she qualified into the team in 2004. Joanne enjoys getting to know her clients and working as an extension of their team. This enables her to deliver advice in a way which reflects her client’s concerns and addressing them in the most effective way possible.
The pensions arena has changed enormously in recent years, the volume of changes has brought (and is still bringing) significant challenges for our clients. We spend time ensuring we understand the detail so we can deliver sensible and commercial solutions to our clients in a way they can easily digest.
Trustees of pension schemes, whether defined benefit, defined contribution and hybrid schemes with values ranging from under £10 million to over £3 billion. Corporates across a variety of sectors who run defined benefit, defined contribution and hybrid schemes together with corporates who participate in industry-wide schemes. Her clients operate in sectors including banking/professional services, retail, construction/aggregates and the marine industry.
Joanne Tibbott “is seen as a star in the making and definitely one to watch,” commentators reported. She has experience of high-value transactional matters and scheme management. Chambers 2015
Awards and professional associations
Association of Pensions Lawyers.
Advising trustees and companies on the issues they must consider when engaging in corporate activity, including advising the trustees of a billion pound scheme in relation to a takeover of its sponsoring employer.
Assisting the trustees of four schemes in relation to a multi-scheme merger which involved the design and …
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Lawyer Rankings(Next Generation Partners)
Gowling WLG enjoys a stellar reputation for its work on a broad range of issues, from scheme advisory and employer advisory work, through to to pensions risk transfers and pensions disputes. Richard Black has particular expertise in advising both corporates and trustees on the pensions aspects of major deals whereas Paul Carberry advises a broad mix of trustees and employers. Elizabeth Gane is primarily trustee focused and advises on complex funding issues, mergers and restructurings in addition to benefit changes. Christopher Stiles and Joanne Tibbott are also well-regarded, as is Richard Lee .
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