Travers Smith LLP is delighted to announce that Pensions Partner, Andy Lewis, has won the Adviser of the Year Award at the 2020 Professional Pensions Rising Star Awards.
Andy is an expert adviser to businesses and pension funds on all areas of pensions law. He has particular experience assisting clients with complex pensions projects and regulatory work including scheme reorganisations, liability management, benefit changes, and difficult funding and debt settlements. He is a leader for the firm in the emerging area of ESG and sustainability in pensions. Additionally, Andy has expertise acting on corporate transactions and operational carve-outs in a range of sectors. In making the award, the judges cited Andy's excellent feedback from clients and peers, and his commitment to LGBTQ+ initiatives both within the pensions sector and beyond.
Commenting on his win, Andy said: "I am honoured to be recognised as Adviser of the Year. Throughout my career I have been lucky to have fantastic clients and colleagues who have challenged, supported and encouraged me, and this is certainly something I hope to pay forward. The Professional Pensions Rising Star awards demonstrate that the industry is filled with brilliant, committed people across all sectors, and it's really exciting to be a small part of that."
Travers Smith's Head of Pensions, Daniel Gerring, said: "We are fortunate to have a huge amount of up-and-coming talent in our industry, and it is important to celebrate the achievements of our rising stars. I am especially proud to see Andy win this award. He is an excellent lawyer who does a superb job in working in a genuinely collaborative way with clients and other advisers, recently doing so in some of the most challenging times I have ever encountered in my own career."
The Professional Pensions Rising Star Awards aim to celebrate the emerging talent in pensions - recognising and identifying the sector's future leaders as well as shining the spotlight on the organisations and individuals that are helping develop and foster new talent in the industry.