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Corporate restructuring, M&A and business transfers (including TUPE)

Corporate restructuring, M&A and business transfers (including TUPE)

Pensions are a major, and often hidden, consideration in corporate transactions.  Where defined benefit pension schemes are involved, the situation can become complicated.  If mishandled, pensions issues arising out of corporate or commercial transactions can result in large and immediately payable debts.

We have the experience and expertise to ensure that, whether you are a seller or a buyer, and whether you are buying shares or assets, you are protected from pensions risk.

Pension issues can also arise on corporate restructuring, but can often be overlooked because there may not be an external third party buyer involved.  Whether there is an internal restructuring of a corporate group, or whether a company within the group faces insolvency, it is important to consider what if any pension issues this may trigger.  In some severe cases, a company may become insolvent as a direct result of its pension liabilities.

We advise companies in this situation, along with our colleagues specialising in corporate restructuring.  We can also advise trustees on dealing with the pensions implications of their sponsoring employer’s insolvency.

Useful Downloads

Pensions Leaflet