Our Pension lawyers advise on all aspects of pensions, including pension plan wind-ups, pension solvency funding, the use of pension surplus in ongoing and terminated pension plans, plan mergers, contribution holidays, compliance issues, ongoing plan administration, plan governance, and tax issues in pension and other retirement plans. We also handle litigation related to pension and other benefit plans.
We collaborate with accountants, actuaries and other professionals—as well as with government and regulatory representatives—to coordinate the resolution of our clients’ issues, particularly at times of transition. We provide advice on compliance with federal income tax legislation and provincial pension standards to financial institutions involved in plan administration, corporations sponsoring plans, and pension funds and trustees of multi-employer pension plans.
We also have a tremendous amount of expertise in the area of pension fund investment. For example, we have a very active practice advising large public-sector pension funds in Canada on structuring significant acquisitions around the world in compliance with the investment restrictions in their governing legislation.