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Vikki Massarano


Vikki has specialised in pensions law for more than 20 years and advises trustees and employers in relation to all aspects of pensions law.

She is particularly experienced in the pensions aspects of corporate activity, including sales, acquisitions and refinancings as well as having advised on numerous restructuring cases, negotiating with the Pension Protection Fund and the Pensions Regulator. She has advised on a number of asset backed funding arrangements.

She also advises on many DC issues, in particular specialising in member communication and education as well as having expertise on scheme administration issues. Vikki is experienced in reviewing and updating scheme documentation, advising on trustee duties and governance issues and advising both trustees and employers in relation to liability management exercises.

Vikki was a partner at DLA Piper from 2000 until joining Arc Pensions Law in May 2017.

“Vikki is one of the most practical lawyers I’ve ever worked with and very commercial.”

Chambers UK 2023

“Very well respected and well known in the marketplace.”

Chambers UK 2022

“The team is superb from top to bottom but stand out is Vikki Massarano – consistently makes a complex subject understandable and demystifies the issues. Very solutions driven and practical. Cannot be bettered.”

The Legal 500 UK 2022

Vikki “is super smart and can explain incredibly difficult concepts in a way that clients can understand.”

Chambers UK 2021

“I find her to be approachable, pragmatic and responsive.”

Chambers UK 2021

“Kate Payne and Vikki Massarano stand out as being practical, knowledgeable and also fun. It’s important to be fun when working in pensions”.

The Legal 500 UK 2021

“Vikki Massarano is stand out – makes the complex understandable and helps clients get to where they need to get to in a very direct and practical way”.

The Legal 500 UK 2021

Vikki Massarano is an experienced pensions lawyer. She has a broad practice covering the full array of pensions matters, routinely advising both employers and trustees.

Chambers UK 2020

Vikki Massarano is recognised as an eminent pensions lawyer advising clients on issues spanning restructuring, refinancing and scheme mergers, among others. “She knows her subject and she provides very strong leadership in pushing the negotiations,” says a source.

Chambers UK 2019

“incredibly pragmatic and easy to deal with” and will “take things forward in a commercial way”

Chambers UK 2017

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