Anne-Marie Winton has been appointed a partner at recently-established firm, ARC Pensions Law.
Winton (pictured above) joins from Nabarro and was previously at Pinsent Masons. She brings nearly 20 years' experience of commercial pensions issues.
Her experience includes funding negotiations, dealing with the Pensions Regulator and Pensions Protection Fund, corporate restructuring and benefit redesign, as well as the UK pensions perspective of international deals.
ARC was set up by Anna Rogers and Chris Mullen this summer as a boutique law firm, focusing solely on pensions.
Rogers said: "This is our first major step in growing the firm. We have recruited another associate, and are in discussions with a couple of potential partner hires. There is space in the legal market for more than one substantial boutique pensions firm and we aim to get to 10 partners over the next couple of years."
Winton added: "The time is right for the specialist pensions law firm market to develop and it's exciting to be joining ARC Pensions Law."
Winton chairs the education and seminars committee of the Association of Pensions Lawyers, and sits on the Pensions Management Institute's risk and audit committee and the consulting editorial board of LexisPSL.
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