Pension & Employee Benefits

The Pension Law team has a diverse legal background in labour law, corporate governance and dispute resolution, ensuring balanced solutions to employee benefit issues.
  • They pride themselves on understanding up front their client’s expectations and requirements and they continually strive to deliver the utmost level of quality in all dealings with clients.
  • They endeavour to ensure that their advice is always relevant and practical.
  • They continually strive to deliver the utmost level of quality in all dealings with clients.

Expertise of the pension law team includes:

  • Representation on boards of trustees as independent principal officers or trustees on a variety of funds (from large self-administered funds to small externally administered funds and from defined benefit to defined contribution to hybrid funds)
  • Representing funds, boards of trustees, employers, members and beneficiaries in High Court (as well as all the appeal forums), arbitration, Appeals Board, FAIS Ombud and Pension Fund Adjudicator litigation
  • Offering strategic advice on fund structures, surplus apportionment schemes, the conversion of funds and outsourcing of pensioners, insured benefit arrangements and altering contribution rates
  • Drafting of fund rules and amendments, contracts, policies and all forms of member communication
  • Reviewing and drafting service level agreements including but not limited to, administration agreements, actuarial services agreements, consulting agreements, transmission management agreements, investment consulting agreements etc.
  • Providing written or in-person trustee and member training
  • Performing due diligence exercises to assess legal risks associated with transactions relating to transfers of businesses, employees and retirement funds
  • Advising on and resolving other employee benefits matters involving medical schemes, share schemes and group policies for death or disability benefits

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