Ele Lovering > Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP
M1 5ES

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Ele is a Partner in our Human Resources group, specialising in pensions.

Ele advises both trustees and employers on a full range of pensions issues including: the consolidation and updating of scheme documents; advising employers and trustees on multi-scheme mergers; representing trustees and employers in negotiations regarding deficit recovery plans; advising employers and trustees on scheme changes, scheme wind-ups and scheme restructures.

Ele also regularly advises on the pensions aspects of large corporate sales and acquisitions and has been involved in a number of Clearance applications.

Ele's most recent experience includes:

  • advising employers and trustees on the legal aspects of inducements and liability management exercises; 
  • advising employers and trustees on the alternatives to the payment of the employer debt including the negotiation of apportionment and withdrawal arrangements; 
  • advice on the pensions implications of multi- jurisdictional transactions and the interplay between the employer debt legislation and tax; 
  • She is regarded by Chambers Directory as a leading individual in the field of pensions and is noted for her "desire to find resolutions rather than score points" and her "ability to articulate the law and ensure a clarity of understanding".

Ele is a regular speaker at Pensions Briefing seminars. She is a former chair of the local National Association of Pensions Funds group, and the former secretary of the North Western branch of Association of Pensions Lawyers.

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North West > Employment > Pensions

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Ele LoveringEversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP acts on pension issues for global corporates seeking advice on UK pensions, with special expertise involving advising on developing pensions law and policy. Practice head Ele Lovering covers risk, liability, and debt management, while Charmian Johnson is a key contact regarding pension provisions. Jon Walters deals with restructuring, de-risking transactions, and compliance and disclosure matters, and Simon Daniel is noted for his expertise on bulk annuity and longevity-hedging transactions. Principal associate Amanda Small specialises in DB and DC arrangements. Principal associate Lauren O’Connor covers de-risking exercises, scheme funding negotiations, and section 75 debt management, while legal director Sarah Lown advises on valuations and managing DB risk.