Pension Schemes Bill (Part 1) – Directors, banks and investors put on notice as new criminal sanctions and regulatory powers are significantly wider than expected

Following the announcement of a new Pension Schemes Bill in the Queen’s Speech on 14 October 2019, the Bill has now been published. As anticipated, the Bill contains a number of significant new powers for the Pensions Regulator. However, the proposed new powers are significantly wider than many in the industry expected. If they are … Read more

Pensions Bill announced in Queen’s Speech

The long-awaited Pension Bill has been announced in the Queen’s speech today. We understand that the Bill (which will be a ‘Pension Schemes Bill’) could be published as soon as tomorrow. We are also expecting the Regulator to launch the first part of its consultation on the principles and framework for the new defined benefit … Read more

Pensions Planner: June 2019

The latest edition of our quarterly Pensions Planner is now available. Click on the image below to download your copy. We hope that you find this guide helpful. Please share any feedback you have on it. You can also follow our latest thinking on all of the topics covered in the Planner on our new pensions blog. Please contact us if you need assistance with any of the issues that are highlighted in this edition. Read more

Regulator’s annual funding statement raises the funding bar

The Pensions Regulator has published its 2019 annual funding statement for defined benefit (DB) schemes. The statement: reflects the Regulator’s tougher approach confirms the Regulator’s focus on reducing the length of deficit recovery plans and requiring schemes to set a long term funding target, and makes clear the Regulator’s intention to police the payment of … Read more

Global M&A report 2019

Our latest Global M&A report looks at the themes that we expect to see in M&A transactions in 2019. In 2018, global M&A volumes reached their highest point since the financial crisis. Despite a noted slowdown in pace during Q4, deal activity recorded near peak levels in many markets – a positive and unanticipated result … Read more

Preview 2019

Preview 2019 highlights legal and regulatory developments to look out for this year across a range of areas. It also identifies key trends that we can expect to see feature prominently in the legal and regulatory landscape this year. Read more

GC Update – December 2018

Today we have published our latest GC Update, which summarises recent and forthcoming developments across a wide range of areas. Read more