Martin Scott

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Martin Scott

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Advising trustees and employers on managing and mitigating pension risk.

Martin has been a pension lawyer for 25 years with wide experience of providing advice to trustees and employers of household name companies.  He has worked for some of the largest pension schemes on some of the most complex and innovative areas, particularly in the de-risking and investment fields.  He has deep experience in investment management/custody agreements for trustees, including advice on LDI mandates and all forms of pooled investment funds.  He also has a wide advisory practice covering scheme documentation, mergers, contingent assets, disputes and advising trustees whose sponsor is financially distressed.  He has also advised on over 600 corporate transactions.

Who he works for:

  • Trustees of occupational pension plans.
  • Corporate sponsors of occupational pension plans
  • Independent trustees
  • Other law firms

Testimonials:

  • "Commercial and personable" (Legal 500)
  • "Practical pension lawyer" (Chambers)

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Key Achievements:

  • Advice to PD Teesport Pension Scheme and a listed leisure company on closure to accrual
  • acting on IMAS, fiduciary management, transition management and LDI mandates for several very large pensions schemes in the energy sector
  • advice to MAPS trustees and Fleet Maritime on two reported cases involving the PPF and the pensions regulator
  • providing legal advice to Inabata and trustees of a major retailer on the pension aspects of insolvency
    advised Equant trustees and a FTSE 100 company on managing employer debt

Publications:

He has contributed chapters to The Acquisition of Private Companies, The Law of Pension Schemes and Pensions-The New Regime.

Previous Law Firms:

  • Mayer Brown
  • Olswang
  • Jones Day
  • Simmons & Simmons

Education:

  • King’s College, London

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