NEWS   |    October 22, 2020

Arc Pensions Law ranked in the Chambers UK 2021 Guide

Arc Pensions Law has been ranked once again for pensions in the Chambers UK Guide.

The London and Leeds offices retain their rankings and the directory praises the London office for its “high-quality advice across the full spectrum of pensions issues and corporate transactions” and “its strength handling scheme closure and restructuring.” The directory further notes the team “are very good and combine the ability to be friendly, engaging and easy to understand with a clear, good understanding of the law. They are very timely in their responses, incredibly intelligent and hard-working”. “They are focused on the requirements of the client and available when required. Their advice is always clear and pragmatic”. “The lawyers are very personable, very responsive and all absolute experts who are able to think outside the box and come up with an approach not thought of before.”

Chambers also commends the Leeds office’s “well-respected team” for being “proactive,” “very quick to respond,” providing “a very personalised service,” and having “exceptional knowledge” of the pensions industry. The guide notes the team “are brilliant lawyers; they’re incredibly good commercially and are very responsive.”

Anna Rogers, Vikki Massarano and Kate Payne are all ranked Band 1 and Rosalind Connor, Anne-Marie Winton and Jane Kola retain their high rankings. Max Ballad is ranked in the “Associates to watch” category.

Anna Rogers is commended for being an “experienced lawyer who is particularly adept at advising on issues relating to defined benefit pension schemes.” She is praised as “very good and pragmatic.”

Rosalind Connor is praised as a “fantastic pensions lawyer”, “very pragmatic and commercial. Her advice is straightforward and easy for clients to understand. She is very responsive.”

Anne-Marie Winton is described as “very good and very effective.” The directory also notes her experience in providing pensions advice in connection with M&A transactions.

Jane Kola continues to be “noted for her handling of issues relating to defined benefit, defined contribution and hybrid schemes”. “She has excellent pensions knowledge and her advice is given in a very user-friendly manner, explaining key concepts in language clients are able to understand. She is also extremely pragmatic in the advice given.” Chambers further notes Jane “is strong technically and has an eye for detail. She explains things clearly so clients can understand complex issues, and she is also friendly and approachable.”

Vikki Massarano is recognised as a “super smart” lawyer who can explain incredibly difficult concepts in a way that clients can understand.” A commentator notes she is “approachable, pragmatic and responsive.”

Kate Payne is described as “excellent in respect of the quality of her advice and her responsiveness to our requirements. She has the ability to communicate often complicated legal aspects affecting our scheme in a manner which enables clients to readily understand otherwise complex issues.”

Max Ballad is praised as “excellent in terms of the support” that he provides clients and “extremely thorough in all of his communications.” “He is hugely experienced, very efficient and client-focused.”

View Arc’s profile on the Chambers and Partners website here.

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