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Job Title Managing Associate, Corporate Pensions
Department Employment
Role Associate
Job Location London
Description

 

Overview:

The pensions team acts for both companies and trustees in relation to all aspects of pension schemes, including establishment, mergers, winding up and ongoing compliance with legislative and regulatory requirements.

The group has the skills, knowledge and technical expertise to advise companies, trustees, pension funds and boards of participants on their duties, responsibilities and obligations in relation to pension arrangements and also advises on a number of leading insurance companies in relation to the development of pension products. The team also regularly work with overseas parent companies to advice on their UK subsidiaries’ pension arrangements.

We also have a strong pension’s litigation team dealing with all types of pension and trust related claims, advising on a number of leading insurance companies in relation to the development of pension products.

The pensions group at Simmons & Simmons deals with all aspects of pension arrangements, including:

  • the establishment, revision, amalgamation or winding up of schemes
  • advice on trustees' powers, duties and statutory obligations
  • investment management agreements and common investment funds
  • acquisition and disposal of companies and assets
  • predator protection
  • employment contracts/dismissal
  • extraction of surplus
  • pension scheme deficits
  • recovery of misappropriated scheme assets
  • insurance products: personal pension plans and offshore arrangements
  • advice to independent trustees
  • contentious aspects of pensions, including rectification claims, actions to recover overpayments and claims involving professional advisers.

The role:

We are seeking an experienced associate with excellent experience of corporate pensions to join our market leading pensions practice. A variety of contentious and non-contentious work is on offer, with the opportunity to work closely with the team in both Bristol and London. A willingness to take on significant responsibility is essential and the ability to utilise your existing pension’s knowledge to further develop on the groups existing platform is essential, including business development and networking activities as part of this role.

Due to continued growth and success, this is newly created role which will further develop and support our existing team.


Person specification

  • Excellent academics.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ post qualification experience which will have been gained at another leading City or regional practice.
  • Strong client focus with an ability and willingness to get actively involved in marketing and business development.
  • Commercially driven.
  • Able to work effectively as part of a diverse and inclusive team.
  • Flexibility and a willingness to work additional hours on occasion as required.

 

 

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