Law firm recruits team from DLA for Leeds launch
A boutique pensions law firm launching in Leeds has recruited a team of lawyers from DLA Piper to lead the office.
ARC Pensions Law says it will become the first major national pensions boutique with the impending arrival of pensions partners Kate Payne and Vikki Massarano, who will head a new five-lawyer office for ARC in Leeds.
The duo join from DLA Piper, where they are currently partners in the pensions team.
Payne provides strategic advice to trustees and employers in relation to pension schemes on a wide range of issues, while Massarano advises on all aspects of pensions law and has specialist expertise in the pensions aspects of sales and acquisitions, restructurings, corporate financings and pension scheme mergers, in addition to advising trustee clients.
Payne and Massarano will be joined at ARC by legal director Max Ballad and senior associates Nigel Jones and Robert Walker, also from DLA’s pensions team.
Anna Rogers, senior partner at ARC Pensions Law, said: “I’m delighted to announce that ARC is establishing a Leeds office and will become the first major national pensions boutique in the UK. We’re extremely fortunate to be joined at ARC by Kate Payne and Vikki Massarano, two very experienced and highly regarded pensions partners.”
The office will open in May.