Chris Widdison

Chris Widdison

Senior Counsel

Chris is a senior counsel in our Pensions team. He provides advice on a broad spectrum of pension matters to trustees, corporate sponsors, financial institutions, and other stakeholders, with a primary focus on deploying his strong technical ability to provide clear, actionable, and commercial guidance.

Chris has experience advising on a wide range of matters, including buy-ins, buy-outs and other innovative de-risking transactions, valuation exercises, large-scale benefit change exercises and liability management exercises, closure to accrual, and the transfer of scheme assets to master trust arrangements. He also advises on pensions tax matters, asset-backed funding arrangements, automatic enrolment obligations, and complex member disputes.

Chris supports Head of Pensions Daniel Gerring in advising schemes sponsored by AXA, Willis Towers Watson, and Clarks. He also supports Partner Susie Daykin in advising schemes sponsored by the Bank of New York and Sony.

Industry recognition

Chris is a member of the Association of Pension Lawyers.

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