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Pete Coyne

Partner

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
London
EC4N 6AF
United Kingdom
Languages English

Pete Coyne is a partner in our Pensions practice and Co-Head of the Life, Pensions & Longevity Risk group.  

Pete has wide experience in dealing with all kinds of pensions issues including on benefit restructurings, buy-ins and buy-outs, longevity swaps and transactions, investment matters and disputes. He acts for trustees, employers, product providers and benefit consultants across a whole range of pensions issues.

He is a member of the Association of Pension Lawyers’ influential Legislative and Parliamentary Committee and is also a TPAS adviser. He is also a regular speaker at conferences and seminars and is described Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession as “a rising star in the department” and “an absolute delight to work with, a steady pair of hands and unflappable.” 

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"a rising star in the department” and “an absolute delight to work with, a steady pair of hands and unflappable.

Chambers UK

Relevant experience

  • General Electric on the merger of 17 of its UK final salary pension schemes – one of the largest ever conducted in the UK.
  • Pension Insurance Corporation on bulk annuity transactions.
  • Clients on a number of longevity risk transactions and buy-in/buy-outs.
  • The only reported case on actuarial negligence which was successfully appealed to the Court of Appeal.
  • The trustees of one of the first schemes to enter a PPF assessment period.
  • Trustees on a high-profile and innovative asset backed funding structure involving intellectual property.
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Education

1998 – MA (Hons) English, University of St Andrews, St Andrews

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Memberships

Member, The Association of Pension Lawyers

Member, The Association of Pension Lawyers Legislative and Parliamentary Committee

Vounteer adviser with The Pensions Advisory Service

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27/05/2016
Risk Mat­ters: In­sur­ance Sec­tor Up­date (Spring 2016)
31/07/2017
Pen­sion­able pay caps – BBC suc­cess in the Court of Ap­peal
The Court of Ap­peal has found in fa­vour of the BBC in an ap­peal by Mr Brad­bury, a mem­ber of the BBC Pen­sion Scheme. The court has con­firmed that the BBC was en­titled to im­pose a 1% cap on pen­sion­able pay rises and that it had not breached its im­plied du­ties.
17/02/2016
Life, pen­sions & longev­ity risk
19/05/2017
Brit­ish Air­ways pen­sion trust­ees suc­cess­ful in High Court
The High Court has today ruled that the trust­ees of the Air­ways Pen­sion Scheme (“APS”) ac­ted prop­erly in amend­ing their scheme to al­low dis­cre­tion­ary pen­sion in­creases to be paid to mem­bers, and in sub­sequently award­ing in­creases.
01/07/2015
De-risk­ing – is trivi­al com­mut­a­tion the solu­tion?
08/03/2017
Budget - rules on over­seas pen­sion trans­fers change to­mor­row!
The Chan­cel­lor of the Ex­chequer, Philip Ham­mond, has is­sued his first Budget. Al­though there had been spec­u­la­tion about fur­ther re­stric­tions on pen­sions tax re­lief, these changes have not ma­ter­i­al­ised. However, the Chan­cel­lor, as part of a wider crack­down on.
23/04/2015
New Om­buds­man rul­ings on trans­fers to al­leged lib­er­a­tion...
09/02/2017
Trust­ee Know­ledge Up­date - Feb­ru­ary 2017
Trust­ees of oc­cu­pa­tion­al pen­sion schemes now have a stat­utory duty to en­sure that they have an ad­equate know­ledge and un­der­stand­ing of the leg­al is­sues rel­ev­ant to their scheme.   They must also en­sure that they are up to date with rel­ev­ant changes in the law,.
17/03/2015
In­dustry re­news fight against pen­sion scams
10/11/2016
Trust­ee Know­ledge Up­date - Novem­ber 2016
Trust­ees of oc­cu­pa­tion­al pen­sion schemes now have a stat­utory duty to en­sure that they have an ad­equate know­ledge and un­der­stand­ing of the leg­al is­sues rel­ev­ant to their scheme.   They must also en­sure that they are up to date with rel­ev­ant changes in the law,.
11/02/2015
CMS ad­vises on Ab­bey Life’s £2bn longev­ity in­sur­ance...
03/02/2015
The Gov­ern­ment’s quest to en­sure bet­ter gov­ernance...
03/11/2014
Trust­ee Know­ledge Up­date
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26/08/2014
CMS ad­vises on £900m longev­ity swap for Trust­ees of...
16/06/2014
CMS ad­vise Pen­sion In­sur­ance Cor­por­a­tion on £1.6bn...
16/06/2014
Life, pen­sions & longev­ity risk