Oliver Reece

Oliver Reece

Partner, PwC United Kingdom

Oliver heads up the pensions legal team having established it in 2006 when he joined from the Pensions Regulator. He has spent the last ten years developing a legal offering that complements PwC's full service pensions offering to meet clients' needs. Oliver is very passionate about providing a legal service that is aimed at achieving client goals rather than one that appears to be there to create obstacles! He is also a trained mediator.

Oliver advises on all areas of pensions law and regulation but particularly the following areas:

  • the Pensions Regulator's 'moral hazard' powers, including defending actions and responding to regulatory enquiries
  • pensions litigation including court applications for clarification of scheme provisions, rectification and Hastings Bass claims, and resolving professional negligence matters
  • the pensions implications of mergers and acquisitions and other transactions
  • the pensions aspects of both solvent and insolvent group restructurings
  • defined contribution arrangements including implementation of auto enrolment arrangements and ongoing compliance
  • benefits change exercises, from restructuring benefits and transfer proposals to full scheme closures and wind ups
  • a wide variety of funding issues from putting in place asset backed funding arrangements (such as Scottish limited partnerships, reservoir trusts and escrow agreements) and scheme buy-outs

"Under the energetic and imaginative leadership of the charismatic Oliver Reece, PwC LLP is 'making fast progress in the market', and provides a wide range of services, including a 'proactive and innovative' indexation review initiative." -Legal 500

Specialism

  • Pensions