Chris is an experienced pensions lawyer. He is a member of the pensions group's specialist pensions risk transfer team and regularly advises insurers, trustees and employers on buy-ins, buy-outs and longevity swaps.
Chris helps clients with a wide range of pensions matters. His experience includes advising on projects to close pension schemes to accrual, complex pension scheme merger projects, and asset backed contribution structures.
He has also developed significant expertise in respect of defined benefit pensions risk transfer work (buy-ins, buy-outs and longevity swaps). He has helped numerous insurers, trustees and employers complete successful risk transfer transactions. He has completed a secondment to Scottish Widows' bulk annuities team giving him an excellent insight into the risk transfer market.
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Reza advises private, public and affordable housing provider clients on development planning matters and has extensive experience on large-scale residential, sporting, regeneration and mixed-use schemes, including providing specialist advice on contentious planning matters.
Benedikt is member of the TMT team and advises on telecommunications law. For his PhD, he dealt with product liability in the Internet of Things, and he has experience in the field of connected car services.
James is an experienced corporate M&A adviser with expertise in private equity M&A. James has accumulated years of experience working with institutions, founders and management teams on private equity and strategic trade transactions, both national and international.
Michelle works within the risk advisory group with a particular focus on technology, media and telecommunications. Michelle advises domestic and international clients on a broad range of legal topics, including (European) e-commerce/platform laws, privacy/data related matters, media laws, freedom of speech and intellectual property in general.