NEWS   |    May 4, 2021

Arc Pensions Law’s webinar on the Pension Schemes Act’s impact on commercial activity, corporate rescue and restructurings

On Thursday 29 April, Arc Pensions Law hosted a webinar on the impact of the Pension Schemes Act 2021 on commercial activity, corporate rescue and restructurings.

An attendee provided feedback, commenting: “Great seminar too; perhaps the best during lockdown!”

The webinar examined what now needs to go on the commercial radar, including:

  • Criminal offences for ‘wrongdoing’ relating to a defined benefits scheme (applying to any person – so buyers, sellers, professional advisers, lenders, investors etc are all caught and risk up to seven years in prison).
  • Wider circumstances in which the Regulator can issue Contribution Notices (piercing the corporate veil).
  • New reporting obligations (not just catching share sales, but also business transfers and granting security in priority to the scheme, requiring earlier involvement of both trustees and Regulator).
  • Increased powers of investigation by the Regulator.
  • Potential £1 million fines.

To watch the recording of this webinar, please click here and below: 


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