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Eversheds Sutherland leading pension capability bolstered by partner hire

  • Global

    08-05-2017

    Eversheds Sutherland (International) has welcomed new pensions partner Georgina Rankin to its Human Resources Practice Group.

    Georgina, who has specialised in advising both corporate sponsors and trustees of occupational pension plans for almost 20 years, joins the firm’s 16-strong Birmingham (UK) pensions team from Squire Patton Boggs.

    Georgina’s expertise covers a broad range of pensions law work, including, most recently, advice on a merger project that created a pension scheme with an asset value in excess of £1bn, and on a buy-out project with multiple insurance companies.

    Other experience comprises assisting with pension scheme closures (from both the corporate and trustee perspective) and dealing with the implications of corporate transactions for the trustee and pension scheme sponsor. Georgina has also enjoyed acting as the long-term legal advisor to a number of pension schemes within the university sector.

    Georgina joins Eversheds Sutherland (International) pension team – which is currently ranked in the top tier by Legal 500 – to help further develop its pensions investment capability. Her extensive experience in advising on legal documentation in relation to multi-million pound investments by pension schemes, complements her new role.

    Georgina’s knowledge and experience in investment documentation is also wide-ranging, having advised on discretionary management agreements, hedge funds and establishing and operating common investment funds.

    Recommended by Chambers & Partners for her prowess in investment matters relating to pension schemes, Georgina is praised by the legal industry directory for having the ability "to get to the nub of the issue very quickly”.

    Emma King, head of the Birmingham Pensions team at Eversheds Sutherland (International), comments:

    "This is an exciting move for all concerned. Georgina is highly respected in both the legal and pensions markets, and has the ideal combination of experience, knowledge and expertise to help take our team in the direction we want to head. We’re very much looking forward to working with and alongside her.”

    Georgina Rankin, comments:

    “Eversheds Sutherland (International) has a formidable pensions capability and an impressive reputation for its client base and high quality work. It’s a wonderful opportunity to work with Emma and the team and to be able to combine our collective knowledge and expertise to further enhance our already significant position in the markets.”

    The Eversheds Sutherland (International) Pensions team was recently named ‘Pension Lawyers of the Year’ at Professional Pensions’ UK Pensions Awards, 2017.

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