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ARC Pensions Law

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Leeds, London

London: Human resources

Pensions (non-contentious)
Pensions (non-contentious) - ranked: tier 3

ARC Pensions Law

Specialist pensions boutique ARC Pensions Law is well-placed to handle all non-contentious issues for trustees, scheme sponsors and other law firms, with an emphasis on occupational defined benefit and defined contribution schemes. Anna Rogers is a leading name for defined benefit wind-up actions, bulk purchase annuity transactions, regulatory audits and scheme demergers, while Rosalind Connor often advises on pensions arrangements for corporate transactions including sales, acquisitions, buy-ins and insolvency. Anna Copestake is a go-to name for scheme restructuring, pensions investment arrangements, liability management, master trusts and governance.

Practice head(s):Chris Mullen; Anna Rogers

Other key lawyers:Rosalind Connor; Anna Copestake


'The firm's commercial approach stems from a genuinely deep understanding on pensions law and the market'

'There is a wealth of knowledge and experience in the team'

'Rosalind Connor and Anne-Marie Winton are leaders in the field, with top-notch expertise and excellent client-handling skills'

'Anna Copestake is extremely good at getting at the nub of any problem quickly and suggesting pragmatic and effective solutions'

Key Clients

Phoenix Group

The Littlewoods Pension Scheme

King & Spalding International LLP

Promethean Investments LLP

Wyndham Destinations

Vinci Airports SA

Haynes Publishing Group plc

The Trustee of the Penguin Pension Plan

Gatemore Capital Management LLP

Trustees of the London United Busways Retirement Benefits Plan

National Express Group plc

Work highlights

  • Acted on the pensions aspects of Phoenix Group's £3.2bn acquisition of the insurance business Standard Life Aberdeen.
  • Acted for the Littlewoods Pension Scheme in preparing for, negotiating and completing a bulk annuity contract with Scottish Widows.
  • Advising on the defined benefit aspects of Promethean Investments' $53m takeover of Produce Investments via a Jersey investment vehicle.
  • Advised on the pension issues surrounding Vinci Airports' investment in Topco Limited (Gatwick Airport's parent company).
Leading individuals

Anna Rogers - ARC Pensions Law

Next Generation Partners

Anna Copestake - ARC Pensions Law

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