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David Dennison

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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner HRO

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Employment, pensions and incentives.


David advises on pensions law. He advises trustees and employers in relation to the establishment and operation of their pension arrangements. This ranges from the merger of pension plans, to the winding up of pension plans, to ombudsman claims, to advice on benefit structures. He also deals with the pensions aspects of corporate mergers, acquisitions and reconstructions.


Articled Slaughter and May; qualified 1984; joined Berwin Leighton (now Berwin Leighton Paisner) 1984; partner 1996.


Association of Pension Lawyers.

London: Human resources

Employee share schemes

Within: Employee share schemes

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP is recognised for its EMI option plan expertise through the knowledge of practice head David Dennison, and regularly advises start-up and growing companies. Clients praise Dennison as 'a charismatic individual and a true pleasure to work with' with 'an in-depth knowledge of his specialist areas'. His recent mandates include advising Betsson on the share elements of its takeover of Netplay and assisting Niltasoft with a new share option plan. Tesco, Raven Russia and Panmure Gordon & Co are also clients.

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Within: Pensions

David Dennison leads the department at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP and regularly handles pension plan mergers, outsourcing issues, pension plan closures, ombudsman claims, restructurings and investment-related work. The team is also highly regarded for its experience handling the pensions elements of wider corporate transactions. Clients include Thames Water, D.E UK Pension Plan, Lockheed Martin UK Pension Plan, Linpac Group Pension Fund and World Duty Free Group Pension Fund.

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