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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Ele Lovering

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Eversheds Sutherland

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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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Ele Lovering - Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Within: Pensions

The ‘very efficientEle Lovering  leads the team at Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP , which has ‘real strength in depth both nationally and internationally’. Simon Daniel  ‘combines excellent technical knowledge with a strong commercial awareness’.  Charmian Johnson  has extensive experience of advising trustees and companies on a diverse range of pension issues.  Helen May  is a ‘very able and technical lawyer with strong presentation skills; she is very thorough and does not easily get fazed by technical questions even where there is not an easy answer’. Both are principal associates. Legal director Sarah Lown  is ‘practical and knowledgeable’ and associate Scott Rorke is praised for his ‘excellent organisational skills’. The practice is advising the Trustees of two of INEOS’s largest pension arrangements on a proposal from INEOS to close the schemes to future accrual. Once closed to future accrual significantly all active members of the Scheme on the closure date will become ‘special deferred members’ in the scheme and will receive enhanced levels of spouse, incapacity and death benefits. Manchester Airport Group Pension Schemes is another key client.

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