NEWS   |    November 1, 2018

Arc Pensions Law ranked in The Legal 500 UK 2018 for Pensions

We are pleased to announce that Arc Pensions Law’s two offices in London and Leeds have been ranked in The Legal 500 UK 2018 for Pensions (non-contentious).

The London office is pleased to have risen in the rankings to Tier 3. The Legal 500 UK 2018 noted:

“Under the joint leadership of Anna Rogers, who is ‘a calm and authoritative influence’, and Chris Mullen, who has ‘excellent technical knowledge’, ‘outstanding’ specialist pensions boutique Arc Pensions Law is ‘a growing force in the market’. Rogers recently acted for the Littlewoods Pension Scheme trustees on an invitation to insurers to tender for bulk annuity transactions and advised Bovis Homes Pension Scheme Trustee on the employer’s proposal to stop future accrual of defined benefits. Other highlights included Anne-Marie Winton assisting Sealed Air with the pensions aspects of a disposal restructuring and handling a Regulated Apportionment Arrangement (RAA) negotiation for Hoover. Other key practitioners include newly promoted partner and ‘rising star’ Anna Copestake, Rosalind Connor (a ‘class act’), and Jane Kola, who joined from Gowling WLG in 2017.”

Partner Anna Rogers retains her ranking as a ‘Leading Individual’ and Partner Anna Copestake is recognised as a “Next Generation Lawyer”.

In relation to the Leeds office, which has also been ranked Tier 3, The Legal 500 UK 2018 noted:

“‘Standout boutique’ Arc Pensions Law opened its Leeds office in May 2017, and ‘made a big impact’ with its ‘user-friendly and solutions oriented approach’. The practice comprises of a ‘well-established team of senior lawyers’ and is headed up by Vikki Massarano and Kate Payne, who were both previously at DLA Piper UK LLP . The ‘quality outfit’ attracts praise for its ‘thoughtful, clear and concise advice’ to both companies and trustees in both disputes and on non-contentious matters. The ‘extremely personable’ Massarano has been described as ‘an industry leader’ and has particular experience advising on pensions aspects of corporate transactions. Payne has expertise advising trustees and employers on a full spectrum of pensions matters, including scheme mergers and benefit changes. Legal director Max Ballad, also previously from DLA Piper UK LLP, is singled out as being ‘technically very strong’.”

See Arc’s full Legal 500 profile here.

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