Wragge & Co wins Pensions Law Firm title for second consecutive year
Wragge & Co has secured the Pensions Law Firm title at the Pension & Investment Provider Awards for the second consecutive year. The judges crowned the firm the winner from a shortlist comprising Sackers, Burges Salmon, DLA Piper, Norton Rose, Nabarro, Squire Sanders Hammonds and Linklaters.
Head of pensions Glyn Ryland said: "Winning this award for the second year running is testament to the team's effort in building strong relationships with our clients and acting as an extension of their teams. Our advice is rooted in commercial understanding and technical knowledge, which enables us to come off the fence and provide clients with practical and innovative solutions. This latest title demonstrates the winning formula we have developed in the industry."
Recognising excellent service delivery by providers to UK occupational pensions schemes, the Pension & Investment Provider Awards 2011 are sponsored by Pensions Week and Pensions Management. Winners were selected based on their performance, innovation, service standards and competitive edge.
Wragge & Co's Pensions team comprises seven partners and a total of 49 lawyers. Advising employers and trustees on a full range of contentious, non-contentious and investment matters, the team also works closely with industry bodies such as the Pension Protection Fund and the Pensions Regulator. The specialist Combined Human Resources team, which advises on both pensions and employment law, is the only one of its kind in the UK.
Advising several £1 billion-plus schemes or their sponsoring employers, the team's clients include Alstom, AMEC, the Government of the Isle of Man, HJ Heinz, Mitchells & Butlers, Philips, Travis Perkins and ThyssenKrupp. It is the main legal adviser to the ICL Group Pension Plan of Fujitsu Services and Fujitsu Services Common Investment Fund. The team also advises the trustees of four pension plans of global IT services provider, Steria, which have a combined value of £600 million.
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