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Pensions Litigation

Allen & Overy’s renowned Pensions Litigation practice specialises in advising clients on a broad range of pensions disputes and methods of resolution and has acted on some of the most high profile pensions cases.

We frequently advise on the scope of powers and benefit entitlements, demonstrating our proven technical knowledge and commercial experience. We have good relationships with regulators, governments and tax authorities that enable us to confirm their approach and analyse risk exposure for clients.

We have acted for all types of pensions clients, including trustees, employers, life assurance companies, financial institutions, pensions professionals and representative beneficiaries. We pride ourselves on our commercial approach to potentially contentious issues and, in the vast majority of cases, can assist clients in avoiding formal dispute proceedings. 

News & insights

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Publications: 26 AUGUST 2020

Pensions in Dispute - August 2020

Welcome to our quarterly pensions litigation briefing, designed to help pensions managers identify key risks in scheme administration, and trustees update their knowledge and understanding. 

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Publications: 28 MAY 2020

ESG for UK pension schemes: imminent deadlines and future changes

Pension scheme trustees are rightly focusing on key operational priorities during the current Covid-19 global health crisis – but it's important not to lose sight of a number of upcoming changes…

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Key regulatory topics

Publications: 03 JUNE 2020

Pensions in Dispute - June 2020

Welcome to our quarterly pensions litigation briefing, designed to help pensions managers identify key risks in scheme administration, and trustees update their knowledge and understanding. This…

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A&O guide to preparing for the implementation statement

Publications: 09 MARCH 2020

The implementation statement: how to prepare for it

Trustee disclosure requirements on investment governance issues, stewardship and engagement continue to evolve rapidly; the new disclosure requirements that apply from 1 October 2020 will affect some…

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Awards and achievements

  • Pensions Awards Pension Lawyers of the Year 2019, Professional Pensions UK Pensions Awards
  • Pensions Awards Pensions Litigation Firm of the Year 2019, Professional Pensions UK Pensions Awards
  • European Pensions Law Firm of the Year, 2017, 2018
  • FT PIPA Pensions Law Firm of the Year 2017
  • Pensions and Benefits Firm of the Year 2016, Who’s Who Legal
  • Band Two Employment and Benefits, Chambers Global-wide 

Recognition

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Our Pensions Disputes practice specialises in advising on a broad range of pension disputes and has acted on some of the most high profile pensions cases.

Pensions in Dispute

Key regulatory topics

Pension schemes are complex and even the best-run schemes have to deal with complaints. Here is your essential toolbox, to make life easier.

Pension Risk Group

Managing pension risk is high up the corporate agenda. Deficits in scheme funding have continued to rise despite substantial extra contributions by sponsoring employers. 

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