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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’ Main 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 Main Committee
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27/05/2016
Risk Mat­ters: In­sur­ance Sec­tor Up­date (Spring 2016)
06 Nov 19
Trust­ee Know­ledge Up­date – Novem­ber 2019
Trust­ees of oc­cu­pa­tion­al pen­sion schemes 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...
17/02/2016
Life, pen­sions & longev­ity risk
07 Oct 19
No great sur­prise in store: CJEU de­liv­ers Safe­way de­cision
This morn­ing the Court of Justice of the European Uni­on (CJEU) handed down judg­ment in the Safe­way case, an im­port­ant de­cision for pen­sion schemes about sex equal­isa­tion, amend­ment powers, and the in­ter­ac­tion...
11/02/2015
CMS ad­vises on Ab­bey Life’s £2bn longev­ity in­sur­ance...
01 Aug 19
Trust­ee Know­ledge Up­date – Au­gust 2019
Trust­ees of oc­cu­pa­tion­al pen­sion schemes 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...
03/11/2014
Trust­ee Know­ledge Up­date
Is­sue 29
20 May 19
Trust­ee Know­ledge Up­date - May 2019
Trust­ees of oc­cu­pa­tion­al pen­sion schemes 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...
26/08/2014
CMS ad­vises on £900m longev­ity swap for Trust­ees of...
24 Apr 19
An­oth­er piece of the jig­saw: DWP is­sues GMP con­ver­sion guid­ance 
The Gov­ern­ment, with the as­sist­ance of an in­dustry work­ing group, has is­sued long-awaited stat­utory guid­ance on GMP con­ver­sion. This is an im­port­ant is­sue for many schemes re­view­ing the prac­tic­al­it­ies...
16/06/2014
Life, pen­sions & longev­ity risk
11 Feb 19
“We’re com­ing for you”: new powers for The Pen­sions Reg­u­lat­or
The Gov­ern­ment has an­nounced an ex­tens­ive pack­age of meas­ures to strengthen the powers of The Pen­sions Reg­u­lat­or (TPR). TPR’s new powers may con­cen­trate the minds of busi­nesses with defined be­ne­fit...