Lawyer - Pensions
We are a member of the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) international network of firms. Legal Services is a thriving business consisting of 42 Partners and Directors and a 350 strong team. As well as project-based, specialist legal advice, we offer our clients ongoing general counsel support. We are part of the largest global network of lawyers and have access to legal expertise in over 86 countries (161 countries including immigration law).
Our Pensions Lawyers work with a broad range of clients, advising mostly corporate clients with some trustee work, on all aspects of pensions in today’s market. They have a strong working relationship with various teams in PwC, particularly People & Organisation, Tax and Business Recovery Services (BRS). This structure means they are able to offer clients a multi-disciplinary approach to solving pensions issues.
There is an opportunity for a lawyer with proven specialist pensions experience to join the team. The Pensions legal team has grown significantly over the past few years and forms part of the wider PwC pensions practice.
The person for this role will demonstrate an ability to manage their own time and will be self motivated about their work responsibilities. They will be accountable for their own success in terms of building relationships within PwC and will be comfortable working in a cross disciplinary team. They will be technically competent and willing to share their knowledge with Pensions specialists as well as those who work outside of the pensions industry.
Advising corporate clients and trustees on all aspects of pensions
Drafting and reviewing documents, scheme documentation, decision-making, compliance
Bulk annuity contracts,
Working with other PwC teams on special projects such as mergers, scheme terminations and benefit redesign and liability management
Advising on corporate issues such as due diligence,
Public sector pensions
Advising on investment issues and
Advising on SPV's to support scheme funding, eg escrow arrangements and Scottish Limited Partnerships
Advising in relation to disputes
Business development - having an awareness of the importance of this for both internal and external contacts
Attendance at conferences/forums and networks associated with Pensions industry
Qualified Barrister or Solicitor, ideally with 2 to 4 years PQE, although strong applications from other levels will be considered
Proven knowledge of the pensions industry and related employee benefit structures
Able to be flexible in their approach to work and open to working in a multi disciplinary team
Strong commercial acumen
Excellent oral and written communication skills