Our Pensions Group practice covers all legal aspects of pensions. We advise and represent employers, pension funds, general pension funds (APFs), premium pension institutions (PPIs), insurance companies, asset managers and other parties on the wide range of complex issues that may arise in connection with pensions. In addition, we advise on all legal aspects of pensions in mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures. The rapidly changing environment for pensions requires a multi-disciplinary approach. Our Pensions Group therefore consists of an integrated team of professionals from the various experts groups within our firm.
We advise on a wide range of subjects, such as:
We handle all disputes that may ensue in connection with pensions, such as investment disputes, disputes between pension funds and their service providers, disputes about duties of care, disputes in connection with the Industry Wide Pension Fund Obligatory Participation Act 2000 (Wet verplichte deelneming in een bedrijfstakpensioenfonds 2000), enforcement actions from DNB or the AFM and disputes on changes in retirement benefits. We also represent clients in Netherlands Supreme Court appeals on all legal aspects of pensions.
Our group is actively involved in developments in the pension sector, such as the pension deal that will be introduced in 2026, ESG policies, managing IT risks, outsourcing, duties of care, and the ongoing consolidation trend. Periodically, we organize Master Classes where we elaborate on new developments including the supervisory agenda of DNB and the AFM and discuss the impact thereof with our clients.
Recent litigation includes:
For the composition of our Pensions Group as from 1 January 2020, see graphical overview below.
Please contact Eva Schram for more information.
17 February 2021
15 December 2020
23 October 2020
14 July 2020
19 May 2020
16 April 2020
16 March 2020
16 March 2020
14 February 2020
20 January 2020