Skip to content

Neil Bowden

Partner

London

Bowden Neil
Neil Bowden

Partner

London

Neil advises a mixture of trustees and employers on their pension arrangements with a client base including some of the biggest funds in the UK. Recently, Neil has assisted clients with key strategic changes such as benefit reviews, contingent funding arrangements and closure of schemes to future accrual, as well as guiding them through the changing regulatory environment (particularly the impact of auto-enrolment). He also has a great deal of experience in liability management, including advising in a number of the significant recent buy-in and longevity swap transactions.

 

Neil sits on the Legislative and Parliamentary Subcommittee of the Association of Pensions Lawyers and also served on the committee of the Society of Pension Consultants. He regularly speaks at industry conferences and training events.

"Neil Bowden is highly regarded for his work advising trustees and sponsors on the many facets of their pensions arrangements including in liability management and significant buy-in transactions. Sources say: "His key strengths are pragmatism, communication, and his advice," adding: "He is a very easy lawyer to work with and very readily understands our team." Chambers UK 2019 (Pensions) - ranked: Band 1

"The "excellent" Neil Bowden." Chambers UK 2019 (Pensions)


"Neil Bowden is a high-profile pensions solicitor with particular expertise in advising trustees on strategic direction and risk mitigation. Sources say: 'He is able to explain complex issues clearly and concisely, and react in a thoughtful and measured way, even with limited preparation time.'" Chambers UK 2018 (Pensions)

"The ‘outstanding’ Neil Bowden." Legal 500 UK 2017 (Pensions)

Experience highlights

Office

London

Allen & Overy LLP
One Bishops Square
London
E1 6AD

View office →

Qualifications

Professional

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1998

Admitted as solicitor, Scotland, 1997

Recognition

News & insights

Publications: 09 DECEMBER 2019

Pensions: what's new this week - 09 December 2019

Welcome to your weekly update from the Allen & Overy Pensions team, bringing you up to speed on the latest legal and regulatory developments in the world of occupational pensions.

Read more
Side of building from low angle

Publications: 02 DECEMBER 2019

Pensions: what's new this week - 02 December 2019

Welcome to your weekly update from the Allen & Overy Pensions team, bringing you up to speed on the latest legal and regulatory developments in the world of occupational pensions.

Read more
View of building from ground

Publications: 25 NOVEMBER 2019

Pensions: what's new this week - 25 November 2019

Welcome to your weekly update from the Allen & Overy Pensions team, bringing you up to speed on the latest legal and regulatory developments in the world of occupational pensions.

Read more

Publications: 25 NOVEMBER 2019

Pensions: DC trustee agenda update - for December 2019 meetings

Welcome to our monthly trustee agenda briefing covering DB and DC-related developments. It is designed to help you stay up to date with key developments between trustee meetings, and to support the legal update item on your next trustee agenda. Please click on the link below to view the briefing.

Read more