Hunter, Wendy

Wendy Hunter

Partner

Wendy Hunter is a partner and head of our London Pensions Practice Group. Having joined Squire Patton Boggs in 1993, she has well over two decades of experience advising employers and trustees on all aspects of pensions law, including scheme documentation and pension aspects of corporate transactions, especially public to private sector transfers and investment matters. 

The breadth and depth of her experience is recognised by the leading legal directories, Chambers UK and The Legal 500 UK. One has stated that “she combines a strong technical knowledge of pensions issues with an ability to communicate effectively with, and relate to, trustee directors”, while the other notes that she is “very experienced, practical and willing to give strong advice”.

Wendy is a member of the legislation committee of the Society of Pension Professionals and a member of the Association of Pension Lawyers. She frequently contributes to pensions and legal press and is a regular speaker on pensions matters in both the private and public sectors.

She is currently leading the Squire Patton Boggs Pensions and GDPR Working Group.

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  • Advising trustees and employers on pension scheme mergers and de-mergers, including for trustees of the pension arrangements of several regulated utilities.
  • Advising on the pensions aspects of outsourcing arrangements, including public to private sector transfers.
  • Advising on major benefit restructuring involving the sectionalisation of an electricity group.
  • Advising on the pensions implications of numerous corporate restructurings often involving the negotiation of apportionment or withdrawal agreements and the use of contingent assets such as letters of credit and guarantee and including clearance applications.
  • Advising on, drafting, reviewing and negotiating admission agreements and related commercial documents, and, historically, broadly comparable arrangements.
  • Working with trustees and scheme employers to implement risk management and governance improvement programmes often focusing on authorities, delegation and data security with particular emphasis on compliance with GDPR.
  • Advising numerous UK pension trustee clients on segregated IMAs and pooled fund documentation across all asset classes. Recent experience includes infrastructure, high-yield debt funds and real estate funds.

Education

  • Aston University, B.Sc., (Hons)

Admissions

  • England and Wales, 1995

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member, legislation committee of the Society of Pension Professionals 
  • Member, Association of Pension Lawyers
  • Frequent contributor to pensions and legal press 
  • Regular speaker on pensions matters in both the private and public sectors

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Recommended in Chambers UK 2018 for Pensions, London
  • Recommended in The Legal 500 UK 2017 for Pensions
  • Recognised as a leading individual by Chambers UK 2016
  • Recommended in The Legal 500 UK 2015 for Pensions: non-contentious
  • Recommended in both The Legal 500 UK and Chambers UK

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