New Mid to Senior Level Pensions Associate, Truly Global Firm (Tier 2), London

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New Mid to Senior Level Pensions Associate, Truly Global Firm (Tier 2), London

  • Location:

    City of London

  • Sector:

    Pensions

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Contact:

    Chris Woodward

  • Contact email:

    chris@cgwlegal.co.uk

  • Contact phone:

    020 3005 3265

  • Job ref:

    CGW PEN LH1

  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2020-11-30

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

MID TO SENIOR LEVEL ASSOCIATE - PENSIONS

LONDON

THE OPPORTUNITY

Pensions (within Employment, Pensions and Incentives)

Main areas covered: pensions de-risking transactions, corporate transactions, employer and trustee advisory and disputes relating to pensions

Sector expertise includes: insurance and reinsurance, financial institutions, infrastructure and transport, energy and TMT

The Pensions group and the role

Our pensions group advises the full range of stakeholders, including insurers, employers, trustees, intermediaries, Governmental bodies and bidders and sellers on all aspects of pensions law. 

We provide a full range of legal services in relation to pension schemes, as well as providing specialist input on transactions, litigation and restructuring and insolvency matters. Our work includes:

advising on de-risking through the insurance market – we are market leaders, having advised on around 200 bulk annuity transactions;

providing specialist input on corporate transactions with significant pensions issues;

advising trustees and employers on their most complex matters, including GMP equalisation, scheme funding arrangements, scheme mergers and closure proposals and the impact of corporate activity on pension schemes, as well as day to matters;

advising on regulatory investigations, including responding to section 72 notices and the potential exercise of the Pensions Regulator’s powers;

acting on a range of pensions related disputes, including on some of the most high-profile cases in recent years.

We are looking for candidates who can deal with the full spectrum of issues affecting pension schemes and key stakeholders. In particular, we are interested in candidates with experience of bulk annuity transactions. The successful candidate will provide first rate legal advice and suggest practical solutions to clients' problems. Note that the role is pensions specific and candidates will not be required to lead on employment or employee remuneration and incentive matters.

SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

Exceptional academics (at least a 2:1 degree classification)

Broad experience gained at a City or regional firm with a
recognised pensions practice

3 years +  post-qualification experience within pensions, including experience advising on pension scheme de-risking through insured solutions

Competencies

Personal leadership

Takes initiative, embraces challenge and brings energy and drive to their work

Technical capability

Seeks opportunities to grow and develop to deliver value for our clients

Collaborates with others

Works as a team player, learns from and supports others

Plans and delivers outcomes

Operates as an effective legal project manager

Enhances the client experience

Builds relationships and innovates for the firm’s future

Contributes to building the firm

Builds relationships and innovates for the firm’s future

GROUP / TEAM

Employment, pensions and incentives

GROUP / TEAM DESCRIPTION

As one of the world’s leading law firms, we advise many of the largest and most ambitious organisations across all major regions of the
globe. With over 4,000 people operating from our global network of offices across Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and North America, we are at the heart of the new global business landscape providing premium quality, full-service legal advice.

We recognise that the success of our business and our clients relies on the skills, knowledge and ideas of all our people. Our environment is one in which
high performance is expected, in return, we will provide you with rewards and opportunities tailored to your personal and professional goals.

ROLE TYPE

Legal professionals/Practice Group

CONTRACT TYPE

Permanent

WORKING PATTERN

Full Time

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

We aim to have a diverse, innovative culture where high performance, client focus and highly engaged people are our differentiator and
where we celebrate the uniqueness of our people. Our firm is made up of people with a range of experience and backgrounds. We strive to ensure that our
inclusive environment means our people feel valued and able to perform at their best by being their authentic selves at work. We know that our future success not only depends on being innovative and progressive in the changing legal market but, most importantly, on our people feeling engaged.