European law firm Fieldfisher is delighted that Head of Pensions David Gallagher has been appointed as Chair of the Association of Pensions Lawyers.
Announced on 17th November as part of the annual conference of the Association of Pensions Lawyers (APL) in Manchester, David's role will include representing the pensions legal community in high-level policy discussions with a number of public and other industry bodies including the Pensions Regulator, DWP, the Treasury and the City of London.
This is a prestigious appointment in an influential authority on pensions in the UK reflecting Fieldfisher's leading pensions lawyers and follows on from David's appointment as Chair Elect last November. He has served on the APL's committees since 2013.
David heads up Fieldfisher's pensions department, which acts for clients across a range of sectors, assisting with all aspects of the pensions sector including mergers and restructurings, pension issues in corporate transactions, closure to further accrual and replacement benefit schemes, buy-out, buy-in and liability hedging investments and scheme buying out. David has more than 20 years' experience of advising employers large and small, pension scheme trustees, pension product providers, and financial institutions.
David is considered to be a leading individual in pensions law and said of the appointment: "I am delighted to have been appointed as chair this year and want to thank Claire Carey for her leadership of the APL over the last two years. I look forward to continuing to build on the existing work the APL has done in terms of bringing like-minded individuals together to discuss market trends and legal changes. I want to continue the EDI work that the we have been doing and hope to work with my colleagues at the APL to develop our social media presence in the coming months".
Established in 1984, the APL is a not-for-profit membership association representing all UK pension lawyers in private practice, in industry, and in the public sector and has over 1000 members. The APL engages with Government and regulators on various initiatives and provides practical experience and technical input on legislation and regulatory guidance. Its annual conference has been taking place between 15-17th November in Manchester and brings together experts across the UK, to discuss topics and upcoming changes within the industry.
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