Global law firm Squire Sanders has expanded its pensions practice in Manchester with the hire of a new partner, David Griffiths, who will join the Manchester office from Eversheds.
David Griffiths is an experienced pensions specialist, advising employers and trustees on all aspects of pension schemes provision, from set-up to wind-up, including mergers, transfers and funding. He is highly ranked in the independent legal directories and widely recognised for his expertise, technical ability and commercial sense.
Catherine McKenna, global head of pensions at Squire Sanders, said: “We are very pleased to welcome David to the team. David is well established, very experienced and well known in the Manchester market. He has the kind of specialist know-how and commercial approach to client advice that makes for such a strong fit with our pensions practice.”
David’s appointment will take Squire Sanders’ market-leading Pensions Practice Group, a key practice in the global firm, to 16 partners and over 60 pensions law specialists in the UK, further supported by pension and benefit specialists in the US, Europe and Australia. The team, which in 2011 was hailed as both Global Pensions Law Firm of the Year and European Pensions Law Team of the Year, continues to attract a diverse and prestigious client base: alongside advising many household names in the private sector, and an increasing number of public sector bodies, the pensions practice also has particular strengths in utility companies ranging from water to nuclear energy.