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Pensions legal advice - South Africa

Pensions legal advice, South Africa

At a time of rising life expectancy and economic uncertainty, providing sustainable and affordable retirement benefits is a global challenge. At Eversheds Sutherland we are always looking for innovative solutions to help our clients achieve this objective with our delivery of local market knowledge backed by a global top-end network of experience and expertise. Pensions serve an important role with corporate transactions where pension liabilities need to be taken into account. Eversheds will advise and assist clients with understanding their obligations and manage conflicts of interest.

Our pension’s lawyers work closely with our corporate, employment, financial services, banking, tax and insurance teams to deliver a full service to clients. Through our global pensions network we can advise on all aspects of international transactions and the operation of pension arrangements around the world.

Our approach is to provide practical, commercial advice and to find solutions that work for our clients. We are also committed to delivering a transparent and predictable approach to costs.

Our client base consists of pension fund administrators, trustees and employers.

The areas of our expertise include:

  • Pension fund governance
  • Drafting of and amendments to rules of all types of pension funds
  • Prosecution and defence of complaints brought before the Pension Funds Adjudicator, the FAIS Ombudsman and the Long Term Insurance Ombudsman
  • Communications with and representations to the Financial Services Board
  • Internal dispute resolution proceedings and alternative dispute processes
  • Appeals arising from Pension Funds Adjudicator determinations
  • Advice on business restructuring and business transfers
  • Formation and registration of funds