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Naeem Noor

T: +44 20 7809 2092 M: +44 7785 464 458 Email Naeem | Vcard Office: London

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Pensions: Non contentious

Pensions: Non contentious

Pensions: Contentious

Pensions: Contentious

Naeem Noor Senior associate

Contact details

Naeem Noor

Naeem Noor
Senior associate

T: +44 20 7809 2092 M: +44 7785 464 458 Email Naeem | Vcard Office: London

Naeem is a pensions specialist with significant experience in advising employers and trustees on all aspects of this technical area. He has wide-ranging expertise covering the general advisory, transactional and contentious elements of the practice of pensions law.
 
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Naeem has advised clients across a full spectrum of issues; from complex scheme rule amendments and pensions taxation and investment issues; to High Court applications pertaining to construction and rectification of pension scheme rules; through to managing defined benefit pension risks on corporate transactions.

His general advisory practice is broad and amongst other things he has advised clients on their contingent asset arrangements, on scheme mergers, closures to future accrual and the legal aspects of the diversification of pension schemes' investment portfolios.

His litigation practice covers advising on non-adversarial applications to construe or rectify scheme rules as well as adversarial claims such as professional negligence actions against former pension scheme advisers.

He also advises on the pensions aspects of corporate transactions including the management of employer debt that may be triggered and the application of the TUPE legislation in the pensions transactional context.

Naeem is a regular contributor to various trade publications and has written on a number of topics including auto-enrolment, the statutory funding regime and the use of extrinsic contracts to vary pension rights.

"Always delivers"

The Legal 500 UK 2019

  • Pensions advisory
  • Pensions dispute resolution

Examples of Naeem's recent advisory work include:

Trust deed and rules update

Advising a well-known department store on the consolidation and update of its trust deed and rules.

Pensions scheme mergers

Advising the trustee on a scheme merger involving the merger of three schemes of a well-known construction company.

McGraw-Hill

Advising McGraw-Hill on the closure of its defined benefit pension scheme to future accrual.

Examples of Naeem's recent transactional work include:

ADC & HAS Airports Worldwide

Advising ADC & HAS Airports Worldwide on the pensions aspects of its acquisition of Belfast International Airport.

Jose Cuervo

Advising Jose Cuervo on the pensions aspects of its acquisition of Bushmills, one of Ireland's oldest whisky distilleries.

Cofeley/GDF Suez

Advising Cofeley a wholly owned subsidiary of GDF SUEZ, on the pensions aspects its purchase of Lend Lease’s UK facilities management business (LLFM).

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Examples of Naeem's recent contentious work include:

Barnardo Staff Pension Scheme

Advising the trustees of the Barnardo Staff Pension Scheme in a High Court case concerning whether the scheme rules permitted another inflationary measure to be used in place of the Retail Prices Index to uprate benefits. The case is reported: Miles Buckinghamshire & Ors v Barnardo's & Ors [2015] EWHC 2200 (Ch).

Professional negligence claim

Advising the Claimants on a professional negligence claim which included allegations of incorrect implementation of equalisation of normal pension ages and illegal backdating of various scheme amendments.

Pension scheme membership documentation

Advising a representative of the pension scheme's membership on the construction of documentation which would impact on the amount of pension in payment increases to be applied.

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  • Pensions

Examples of Naeem's recent pensions work include:

Trust deed and rules update

Advising a well-known department store on the consolidation and update of its trust deed and rules.

Pensions scheme mergers

Advising the trustee on a scheme merger involving the merger of three schemes of a well-known construction company.

McGraw-Hill

Advising McGraw-Hill on the closure of its defined benefit pension scheme to future accrual.

Examples of Naeem's recent transactional work include:

ADC & HAS Airports Worldwide

Advising ADC & HAS Airports Worldwide on the pensions aspects of its acquisition of Belfast International Airport.

Jose Cuervo

Advising Jose Cuervo on the pensions aspects of its acquisition of Bushmills, one of Ireland's oldest whisky distilleries.

Cofeley/GDF Suez

Advising Cofeley a wholly owned subsidiary of GDF SUEZ, on the pensions aspects its purchase of Lend Lease’s UK facilities management business (LLFM).

More: Pensions

Awards

Pensions: Non contentious

Pensions: Non contentious

Pensions: Contentious

Pensions: Contentious

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