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Karen Sahota

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Karen has extensive experience advising trustees and sponsors on a wide range of advisory, transactional and contentious work.

She is a senior member of the team providing day-to-day advice to the AXA UK Pension Scheme alongside Head of Pensions Daniel Gerring and has recently advised on the implications of the sale of AXA’s £650 million wealth business.

Karen also advises the Unilever UK Pension Fund and the BAE Systems Pension Scheme, alongside Pensions Partner Paul Stannard.

Karen has represented clients on a wide range of complex issues relating to the interpretation of scheme rules, statutory requirements, the abolition of contracting-out and GMP reconciliation and rectification.

Together with Pensions Partner Susie Daykin, she advised in relation to the winding up of the Lehman Brothers Pension Scheme and its £670 million buyout with Rothesay Life and regularly advises trustees on member disputes including those referred to the Pensions Ombudsman.

Karen is a member of the Education and Seminars Sub-Committee of the Association of Pension Lawyers and a member of the Black, Asian, Minority and Ethnic (BAME) Group at Travers Smith.

She is also named as a "Next Generation Lawyer" by the Legal 500.