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Amanda Chamming's

Senior Associate

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

Amanda Chamming's is a Senior Associate in the Pensions Team.

Amanda joined CMS as a trainee solicitor in August 2012 and qualified into the CMS Pensions team in August 2014. She advises employers and trustees on the day to day running of occupational pension schemes of all sizes, including in relation to benefit queries, scheme governance, scheme mergers and GDPR compliance. 

Amanda has a specialist focus on de-risking and extensive experience advising leading providers on longevity swaps, buy-in and buy-out transactions. Amanda has also worked on the conversion of a number of longevity swaps to buy-ins, and collateralised structures.

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"I found Amanda Chamming’s to be extremely good. She was very diligent, knowledgeable, efficient and quick."

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Relevant experience

  • The Trustee of the Sanofi Pension Scheme in relation to a £760m buy-in with Legal & General.
  • A leading insurance provider in relation to its residual risks offering.
  • A leading consolidator for defined benefit schemes on its market offering.
  • Trustee clients on sectionalisation and de-sectionalisation issues.
  • An employer client on the implementation of an asset- backed contribution structure where the assets used were financial collateral.
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Memberships & Roles

  • Full member of the Association of Pensions Lawyers
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Publications

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Education

  • 2012 - Legal Practice Course, BPP, London.
  • 2011 - GDL, The College of Law, London.
  • 2010 - BA French, UCL, London.
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26/08/2014
CMS ad­vises on £900m longev­ity swap for Trust­ees of the PGL Pen­sions Scheme
CMS in Lon­don has ac­ted for the Trust­ees of the PGL Pen­sions Scheme (“PGL”) in the £900 mil­lion longev­ity in­sur­ance trans­ac­tion with Phoenix Life Lim­ited (“Phoenix”), part of Phoenix Group Hold­ings...
06/03/2014
CMS ad­vises SCOR on £5 bil­lion pen­sion scheme longev­ity swap
CMS in Lon­don has suc­cess­fully ac­ted for SCOR SE in the £5 bil­lion re­in­sur­ance of Aviva Staff Pen­sion Scheme, a pen­sion fund of Aviva Life & Pen­sions UK Ltd, in what is the largest pen­sion longev­ity...
27/05/2016
Risk Mat­ters: In­sur­ance Sec­tor Up­date (Spring 2016)
Wel­come to the 2016 Spring edi­tion of Risk Mat­ters, our In­sur­ance Sec­tor news­let­ter pre­pared for CMS cli­ents and con­tacts to keep you abreast of sig­ni­fic­ant de­vel­op­ments and is­sues af­fect­ing the in­sur­ance...

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12/10/2021
CMS ad­vises Trust­ee of San­ofi Pen­sion Scheme on £760m buy-in with Leg­al...
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised the Trust­ee of the San­ofi Pen­sion Scheme (“the Scheme”) on a £760 mil­lion buy-in trans­ac­tion with Leg­al & Gen­er­al As­sur­ance So­ci­ety Lim­ited (“Leg­al & Gen­er­al”). This...
04/10/2021
Con­tri­bu­tion No­tices - New grounds
The Act in­tro­duces two new grounds un­der which the Reg­u­lat­or may is­sue a Con­tri­bu­tion No­tice.  These are where it is of the opin­ion that either the “Em­ploy­er In­solv­ency Test” or “Em­ploy­er Re­sources Test” is met.  The tests ap­ply in the con­text of a DB pen­sion scheme. The Act also broadens the mat­ters which the Reg­u­lat­or might take in­to ac­count when con­sid­er­ing the reas­on­able­ness of im­pos­ing a Con­tri­bu­tion No­tice, and changes the date by ref­er­ence to which the sum due un­der the Con­tri­bu­tion No­tice is cal­cu­lated. The changes took ef­fect from 1 Oc­to­ber 2021. 
01/10/2021
The Reg­u­lat­or’s Powers
The Act in­cludes a num­ber of pro­vi­sions which strengthen the Reg­u­lat­or’s powers and are in­ten­ded to pro­tect pen­sion schemes from un­scru­pu­lous cor­por­ate be­ha­viour, but po­ten­tially go fur­ther than that. They in­clude new grounds for is­su­ing Con­tri­bu­tion No­tices, the au­thor­ity to pro­sec­ute new crim­in­al of­fences, in­creased pen­al­ties and en­hanced in­form­a­tion gath­er­ing powers. 
01/10/2021
Con­tri­bu­tion No­tices - New grounds - De­fences
In re­spect of acts or fail­ures to act (the “Activ­ity”) that would en­gage either the Em­ploy­er In­solv­ency Test or the Em­ploy­er Re­sources Test, the Act provides a stat­utory de­fence to the is­su­ing of a Con­tri­bu­tion No­tice. An Activ­ity can be a single act, or a fail­ure to act, and can also be acts or fail­ures to act that form part of a series, and a fail­ure to act may con­tin­ue over a peri­od of time.If the tar­get of a warn­ing no­tice (the “Tar­get”) can show to the Reg­u­lat­or’s sat­is­fac­tion that the stat­utory de­fence is avail­able, the Reg­u­lat­or must not is­sue a Con­tri­bu­tion No­tice in re­spect of the Activ­ity.
27/05/2016
Risk Mat­ters: In­sur­ance Sec­tor Up­date (Spring 2016)
Wel­come to the 2016 Spring edi­tion of Risk Mat­ters, our In­sur­ance Sec­tor news­let­ter pre­pared for CMS cli­ents and con­tacts to keep you abreast of sig­ni­fic­ant de­vel­op­ments and is­sues af­fect­ing the in­sur­ance...