Home / People / Pete Coyne
Portrait of Pete Coyne

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 with over 20 years of experience.

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

Pete was a member of the Association of Pension Lawyers’ Legislative & Parliamentary Committee for 6 years and subsequently a member of its Main Committee for 4 years.

more less

He is a regular speaker at conferences and seminars and is described in Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession as "a simply excellent lawyer” and “an absolute delight to work with, a steady pair of hands and unflappable".

Chambers UK

Relevant experience

  • General Electric on UK pensions issues including the merger of 17 of its UK final salary pension schemes, benefit change projects and many transactions.
  • Pension Insurance Corporation on many bulk annuity transactions including PPF+ cases, collateralised transactions and those involving the insurance of residual risks.
  • Trustees 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.
  • Trustees of one of the first schemes to enter a PPF assessment period.
  • Trustees and employers on asset backed funding structures.
more less

Publications

  • Contributor to the Pensions Law Handbook (15th Edition), Bloomsbury Professional.
more less

Education

  • 1998 – MA (Hons) English, University of St Andrews, St Andrews.
more less

Feed

15/03/2023
The end of the life­time al­low­ance
In today’s Budget, the Chan­cel­lor of the Ex­chequer has an­nounced dra­mat­ic pen­sions tax changes - in­creas­ing the an­nu­al al­low­ance from £40,000 to £60,000, and scrap­ping the life­time al­low­ance en­tirely...
03/02/2023
Trust­ee Know­ledge Up­date – Novem­ber 2022 - Janu­ary 2023
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...
13/12/2022
CMS Pen­sions Brief­ing: DC and Mas­ter Trusts
Wel­come to our reg­u­lar brief­ing on top­ic­al is­sues fa­cing defined con­tri­bu­tion (DC) pen­sion ar­range­ments, in­clud­ing DC Mas­ter Trusts.In this brief­ing we take a look at the rap­idly de­vel­op­ing leg­al frame­work...
08/11/2022
Trust­ee Know­ledge Up­date – Au­gust-Oc­to­ber 2022
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...
06/07/2022
Trans­fer con­di­tions: Up­dated guid­ance on risk-based ap­proach for trust­ees
Fol­low­ing con­cerns raised both dir­ectly and in the press, the DWP and TPR have is­sued a joint state­ment (and TPR has amended its guid­ance) on the ap­plic­a­tion of the trans­fer con­di­tions reg­u­la­tions which...
10/05/2022
Trust­ee Know­ledge Up­date - Feb­ru­ary-April 2022
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...
14/04/2022
CMS Pen­sions Brief­ing DC Schemes and Mas­ter Trusts – April 2022
Wel­come to our reg­u­lar brief­ing on top­ic­al is­sues fa­cing defined con­tri­bu­tion (DC) pen­sion ar­range­ments, in­clud­ing Mas­ter Trusts. In this brief­ing we’re “fu­ture-gaz­ing” – ex­plor­ing the Gov­ern­ment’s...
01/02/2022
Trust­ee Know­ledge Up­date - Novem­ber 2021 - Janu­ary 2022
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...
21/12/2021
CMS Pen­sions Brief­ing DC Schemes and Mas­ter Trusts – Decem­ber 2021
Wel­come to our third reg­u­lar brief­ing on top­ic­al is­sues fa­cing defined con­tri­bu­tion (DC) pen­sion ar­range­ments. In this brief­ing we ex­plore di­versity and in­clu­sion in the pen­sions space, changes to the...
02/11/2021
Trust­ee Know­ledge Up­date: Au­gust - Oc­to­ber 2021
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...
20/10/2021
CMS Pen­sions Brief­ing: In­vest­ment and Risk
Wel­come to our latest brief­ing on top­ic­al is­sues fa­cing oc­cu­pa­tion­al pen­sion schemes in the risk and in­vest­ment spheres.A key theme for the past six months since our pre­vi­ous brief­ing has been the growth...
05/08/2021
Trust­ee Know­ledge Up­date - May-Ju­ly 2021
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...