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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...
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.
17/02/2016
Life, pensions & longevity risk
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.
01/07/2015
De-risking – is trivial commutation the solution?
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,.
23/04/2015
New Ombudsman rulings on transfers to alleged libe...
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,.
17/03/2015
Industry renews fight against pension scams
11/02/2015
CMS advises on Abbey Life’s £2bn longevity insuran...
03/02/2015
The Government’s quest to ensure better governance...
03/11/2014
Trustee Knowledge Update
Issue 29
26/08/2014
CMS advises on £900m longevity swap for Trustees o...
16/06/2014
Life, pensions & longevity risk
16/06/2014
CMS advise Pension Insurance Corporation on £1.6bn...