Kris has practised pensions law since the mid-1990s holding a variety of senior roles in private practice, including thirteen years as a partner in three separate City and US/UK law firms. He joined Arc Pensions Law as a Legal Director in January 2021.
Kris is an all-round pensions lawyer with long-standing experience of advising pension trustees and sponsoring employers on all aspects of retirement benefit provision for current staff and other scheme members. His expertise ranges from establishment to wind-up of schemes via all points in between.
Kris’s particular interests include ‘scheme change’, liability management, and discrimination-related issues. His recent work has included a number of buy-in and buy-out contracts for trustees, advising both on benefit specifications and negotiating the wider contractual terms. Kris also has considerable experience of advising employers in industry-wide schemes relating to the UK’s former nationalised industries.
Kris has been individually ranked in the legal directories on a regular basis since 2003. He has served on the Main Committee of the Association of Pension Lawyers (including a four-year term as Secretary) and on the Legislation Committee of the Society of Pension Professionals.
Kris currently sits on the editorial board of Practical Law Pensions and is the author of the Scheme Funding, Surpluses and Deficits chapters in Tolley’s Pensions Law.