As a global law firm with a well-established and highly-regarded international pensions capability, we offer clients both global reach and local depth.
Our team of over 70 Pensions lawyers across 14 countries is made up of experts with in-depth local knowledge. You can read more about our local practices using the links on this page.
As a global team, we collaborate to provide our clients with expert support on a range of cross-border and international issues, including global harmonisation exercises, reorganisations, scheme restructuring and mergers. We combine excellence in advising pension funds and sponsors across individual and multiple jurisdictions with a deep understanding of the complexities our clients face, including the practical application of local and European developments.
Our experts collaborate extensively off-deal, sharing resources and know-how to enhance our efficiency and client service on-deal. This approach enables us to break new ground in funding and de-risking, and to develop new strategies to improve pension provision – see, for example, the experience highlighted on our Pension Risk Group website.
Click here to read more about our expertise in managing multi-jurisdictional pensions projects.
News & insights
Publications: 10 DECEMBER 2019
The trustee boards of many schemes providing DC benefits must prepare an annual governance statement known as the Chair’s Statement. The Pensions Regulator has produced a substantial amount of material on its expectations for what is to be included in the Statement, and you will need to have processes in place throughout the year to gather your supporting evidence.Read more
Publications: 01 OCTOBER 2019
1 October 2019 marked the deadline for UK pension schemes to take a step forward in detailing how they take environmental, social and governance issues into account in investment decision-making, and how they address stewardship issues. But that’s just the start of the journey – there’s a further series of regulatory changes on the way over the next 12+ months.Read more
Publications: 26 SEPTEMBER 2019
Many schemes providing DC benefits must prepare an annual governance statement (the Chair’s statement).Read more
Publications: 23 JULY 2019
The idea behind automatic pension enrolment is simple – most UK workers should automatically be in a good pension scheme unless they actively opt out.Read more
They provide insightful and well thought-out, thorough pieces of advice. They are very strong on technicalities, very engaged and user-friendly.
Chambers UK 2019 (Pensions)
They will always go that one step further to help their clients; this is the service we have received to date. Nothing is too much trouble. They are totally client-focused and we couldn't ask more from them.
Chambers UK 2018 (Pensions)
They are quick to work through the complexities and find an answer based in real-world application and efficiencies
Chambers UK 2017 (Pensions)
The quality of advice and strength of support they can provide are second to none.
Chambers UK 2017 (Pensions)
The advice comes through in a pragmatic way and outlines the risks associated with each option which allows us to make a good commercial decision.
Chambers UK 2016 (Pensions)
Exceptionally good’ Allen & Overy LLP has a large following of heavyweight schemes and major corporates, providing ‘outstanding’ advice that shows a ‘deep understanding of the law and thorough analysis of particular facts.
Legal 500 UK 2015 (Pensions)
Awards & accolades
- UK Pensions Awards Pension Lawyers of the Year 2019
- UK Pensions Awards Pensions Litigation Firm of the Year 2019
- European Pensions Law Firm of the Year 2018
- FT PIPA Pensions Law Firm of the Year 2017
- European Pensions Law Firm of the Year 2017