NEWS   |    July 1, 2020

Arc Pensions Law appoints new Managing Partner

Arc Pensions Law, is delighted to announce the promotion of Partner Rosalind Connor to become its new Managing Partner. Rosalind succeeds outgoing Managing Partner and co-founder, Chris Mullen, who will be acting as the firm’s Operations Partner until his planned retirement next year.

Rosalind has well over two decades of experience advising trustee and corporate clients with particular focus on management of challenging situations, including distressed investment and restructuring and regulatory challenges. Rosalind is active at the highest levels in the pensions industry. Previously Chair of the Association of Pension Lawyers she is now a member of its Legislative and Parliamentary committee and the lawyer member of the Pensions Board of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.  She has also acted as a member of the firm’s executive committee for a number of years, responsible for People, among other portfolios.

Commenting on her appointment, Rosalind said: “Arc has had a fantastic five years benefiting from Chris’ guidance and experience. I am delighted to be taking on this role and relish the opportunity of building on our strong foundations to steer the firm through the ever-changing legal and commercial landscape.”

Outgoing Managing Partner and co-founder, Chris Mullen, said: “Coming to the end of my stint as Managing Partner, I’m very pleased that Rosalind is stepping up to take on the role.  Our people are our most important strength and Rosalind is very experienced in leadership.  I’m looking forward to seeing Arc continue to thrive under Rosalind’s management.”

Arc Pensions Law Senior Partner and co-founder Anna Rogers commented: “Rosalind is a natural leader and Arc’s Partners are delighted she has agreed to take the helm when Chris steps down.  She’s not only an outstanding pension lawyer, she’s also a passionate advocate of Arc both within the firm and in the outside world.   We are all excited to be supporting her in this role and look forward to her steering us through many successful years ahead.”

Arc Pensions Law is five years old this June and at launch in 2015 was the first specialist pensions law firm to be established in over 30 years. In 2017, the firm expanded into Leeds with a well-established practice hired from a major international firm, becoming the first national specialist pensions law firm.  Over its first five years Arc’s growth rate has averaged 60% and now the firm numbers 8 partners and 9 associates across the two offices. The firm is multi-award winning and has been recognised across the pensions and legal industries, having won Pensions Law Firm of the Year at the FT PIPA Awards 2018 and Boutique Law Firm of the Year at the British Legal Awards 2019.

News of Rosalind’s appointment was published in Professional Pensions, The Letter of the Law, Institutional Asset Manager, and Insider Media.

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