Danny specialises in pensions law and has 20 years' experience in advising on all aspects of pensions and benefits matters. His clients include employers, trustees as well as insolvency practitioners. His practice focuses on advising clients in relation to pension strategy and includes the restructuring of pension schemes such as scheme mergers and changes to benefit structures and de-risking solutions. He also advises on the pensions aspects of corporate transactions liaising with the Pensions Regulator, whenever necessary, as well as assisting the pensions dispute resolution team on pension dispute matters.
- Recent Work
- advising the trustees of a UK pension scheme operated by a global food packaging company in relation to the "buy-in" of liabilities in the region of £250 million on an “all risks” basis
- representing a large global media group on the pensions issues arising from the sale of part of its business for $5 billion involving substantial pension deficits
- representing a UK real estate management company in relation to the merger of two of its defined benefit pension schemes which included changes to benefit structures for future service
- advising the administrators of an insolvent financial services company in relation to the compromise of a substantial pension deficit in its defined benefit pension scheme which involved negotiations with the Pension Protection Fund.
Danny joined Simmons & Simmons in 2013, having previously been a partner of another major international law firm.
Danny is a regular speaker at conferences and contributes to articles and legal bulletins. He is a member of the Association of Pension Lawyers and is currently the Secretary of its International Sub-committee. He is also a member of The International Pension and Employee Benefits Lawyers Association and regularly participates at its conferences.
Danny is ranked by Chambers and recognised as a leading practitioner in Legal 500 for his advice in the pensions field.