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Helen Powell

PSL Counsel

London

Helen Powell

PSL Counsel

London

Helen combines fee-earning work with a significant role in keeping our award-winning team and its clients on top of constant legal and regulatory change. With career experience in a wide range of scheme advisory and transactional work, including significant involvement in the privatisation of British Rail and in subsequent landmark pensions litigation, Helen brings a constant client focus to her know-how (professional support lawyer ) role.

Helen has a strong reputation for technical pensions expertise and is known for her client-friendly explanations of complex pensions developments, and innovative delivery – from videos describing the auto-enrolment regime to weekly podcast updates about new developments and downloadable screencasts.

Helen also co-ordinates our cross-jurisdiction Global Pensions Practice, which brings together lawyers with pensions expertise from our offices around the world, as well as our cross-practice Pension Risk Group which offers sponsors, trustees and providers a seamless approach to all aspects of de-risking defined benefit pension schemes.

Noteworthy experience includes advising:

  • NIE Networks Limited (when not conflicted) and the trustees of the Northern Ireland Electricity Pension Scheme on general pensions advice.

News & insights

Blue ribbons

Publications: 06 JULY 2020

Pensions: what’s new this week - 6 July 2020

Each week the Allen & Overy Pensions team rounds up the latest legal and regulatory developments in the world of occupational pensions. Contact us if you would like to receive our podcast summary, or…

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Publications: 29 JUNE 2020

Pensions: what’s new this week - 29 June 2020

Each week the Allen & Overy Pensions team rounds up the latest legal and regulatory developments in the world of occupational pensions. Contact us if you would like to receive our podcast summary, or…

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Blue ribbons

Publications: 26 JUNE 2020

New options for distressed sponsors: what are the implications for pension schemes?

The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act makes significant changes to the toolkit available to struggling businesses, starting today. The moratorium option provides breathing space in relation to…

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Publications: 23 JUNE 2020

Pensions: What's new this week 22 June 2020

Each week the Allen & Overy Pensions team, rounds up the latest legal and regulatory developments in the world of occupational pensions.  Contact us if you would like to receive our podcast summary,…

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Office

London

Allen & Overy LLP
One Bishops Square
London
E1 6AD

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1995

Academic

BA (Hons), University of Cambridge, 1991

Law Society Finals, College of Law of England & Wales, 1993

Published Work

Contributor (1995) “Freshfields Guide to the Pensions Act 1995” [Tolleys]