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23.04.2019

Anna Copestake comments in Pensions Age, welcoming greater consistency in the Pensions Ombudsman’s recent decisions, particularly those on pensions transfers

The Pensions Ombudsman (TPO) deals with complaints and disputes that concern the…


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12.04.2019

The pension implications for Debenhams’ defined benefit plan as the company goes into administration

Debenhams has become the latest high street retailer to go into administration a…


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21.02.2019

Distress and winding up

Support for clients who are initiating, responding to or grappling with the impl…


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18.02.2019

Arc hires new Senior Associate

Specialist pensions law boutique Arc Pensions Law is delighted to announce today…


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6.02.2019

Benefit Redesign and Liability Management

The challenge of operating a defined benefit pension scheme is often as much abo…


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6.02.2019

Restructuring, Distress and Insolvency

In any insolvent or distressed situation, a defined benefit pension scheme becom…


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6.02.2019

Pension Scheme Winding Up

As pension schemes come to an end, the process of winding up must be carefully h…


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6.02.2019

Scheme Mergers

The number of occupational pension schemes continues to shrink as an increasing …


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6.02.2019

Deals and Transactions

Pension issues can be fundamental to any transaction involving the buying, selli…


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6.02.2019

Corporate Activity

Since the mid-2000s, businesses have had to be aware of the effects of normal bu…


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18.01.2019

TPR to sharpen decision making scrutiny after Kodak decision

The Pensions Regulator is introducing greater levels of scrutiny after its decis…


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19.10.2018

Jane Kola comments in Pensions Age on the future of the pensions sector in terms of settlement and consolidation

The pensions industry has recently undergone drastic change. Investment consulta…


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18.10.2018

Uncertainty over PPF Compensation

On 6 September 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) provided …


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9.10.2018

Pension Scams

For individuals who get taken in by pensions fraudsters the consequences can be …


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26.06.2018

Anna Rogers speaks with Professional Pensions on key issues for risk reduction

What are the key legal issues facing schemes conducting and considering buy-ins …


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26.03.2018

Anne-Marie Winton comments in The Mail on Sunday on De La Rue’s pension deficit

The British firm that lost out on a lucrative contract to print the UK's first p…


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20.03.2018

Anne-Marie comments in Pensions Expert on trustees updating Reuters members about agreed sale of part of the business

The insolvency of prominent businesses such as Toys R Us making headlines recent…


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7.03.2018

Balancing the needs of defined benefit pension stakeholders

Defined benefit pension schemes are at risk as funds are ransacked by companies,…


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6.02.2018

Executive Pensions – at arm’s length?

Potential business acquisitions are subject to intense due diligence by private …


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3.01.2018

Rosalind Connor comments in Pensions Expert on PPF taking a tough stance against Toys R Us insolvency

PPF has continued to block the terms of a Company Voluntary Arrangement proposed…


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4.09.2017

Anne-Marie Winton comments in Investment & Pensions Europe on regulated apportionment arrangements

The regulations and oversight of the UK Pensions Regulator (TPR) can only protec…


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27.07.2017

How Kodak got out of its pensions trap

In the 1950s, the UK was the second largest car manufacturer in the world. The b…


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19.05.2017

Anna Copestake interviewed by Lexis PSL re Pension Schemes Act 2017

As the Pension Schemes Bill becomes the Pension Schemes Act 2017 Anna Copestake …


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21.04.2017

Anne-Marie Winton comments in Pensions Expert on FKI scheme wind up

Trustees of the defined contribution FKI Group Pension Plan have agreed to wind …


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20.02.2017

Arc response to DWP call for evidence on bulk transfers of defined contribution pensions without member consent

We are pleased to have this opportunity to comment on these proposals. Arc Pensi…


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16.02.2017

Arc’s response to Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy green paper on corporate governance reform

We are pleased to have this opportunity to comment on these proposals. Arc Pensi…


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12.12.2016

Anne-Marie Winton comments in Pensions Expert on the British Steel Pension Scheme

The £15bn British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS) has been at the centre of an inte…


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18.10.2016

Human rights law may limit Government’s freedom to legislate post-Brexit

Will Brexit mean the UK Government has a free hand to change pensions law?…


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13.07.2016

Anna Rogers in Professional Pensions on Brexit implications for GMP equalisation

Anna Rogers on GMP equalisation post Brexit…


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29.02.2016

Anne-Marie Winton in Lexis Nexis PSL Legal Insights

Do we have further clarity on when a negligence claim against advisers to a pens…


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17.12.2015

Anne-Marie Winton and Rosalind Connor comment in Lexis Nexis PSL Pensions re Pensions end of year review‚ life in 2015

Pensions analysis: Our panel of experts looks back at the most important develop…


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27.11.2015

Rosalind Connor joins Arc Pensions Law as fourth partner – covered in Professional Pensions, Legal Business and Pensions Insight

Arc Pensions Law, the boutique specialist pension law firm, today announces the …


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5.11.2015

Anna Rogers comments in Pensions World re PENSION LAWYERS A market on the move

Anna comments in Pensions World on how recent developments in pensions are influ…


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12.06.2015

Anna Rogers and Chris Mullen announce the launch of Arc Pensions Law – covered in The Lawyer

Former Pinsent Masons senior partner Chris Mullen and former Mayer Brown partner…


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