Associate, Pensions

Date: 31 May 2023

Location: London, GB

Company: Dentons

PQE: 1-4
Term: Permanent
Reports to: Partner
Practice group: People, Reward and Mobility
Location: London

Reference No: 4014

Purpose of role

An excellent opportunity has arisen within our People, Reward, and Mobility department for an associate, who is 1-4 years PQE. This is an exciting and challenging role for someone keen to develop their current knowledge within pensions.

The team acts for many recognized organizations, including private or public companies, pension scheme trustees, financial institutions, insolvency practitioners, and government bodies. These clients expect excellent levels of advice and service.

At Dentons, you will get involved with regulatory and trustee work as well as both contentious and non-contentious work. Our team works on the pensions elements of the most significant cross-border M&A transactions and works on behalf of an enviable client base.



The team covers a wide range of pension matters, including pension benefit changing exercises, pension fund deficits, restructuring, de-risking, merging, and winding up of pension schemes.

Key duties include:

  • You will take a supporting role on a variety of pension matters across a range of clients    
  • Build and maintain client relationships
  • Contribute to business development


Required experience, skills and attributes

  • Strong academic record, including a degree or equivalent
  • Knowledge of pension matters
  • Knowledge of corporate transactions
  • You will ideally have experience working with international clients
  • Ability to work with a degree of independence
  • Exceptional drafting skills and legal research ability


Personal attributes

  • Dedicated to exceptional client service
  • Willingness to participate in marketing activities
  • Excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrates good judgment and resilience skills
  • Proactive enjoys taking responsibility for work and is committed to developing a career in pensions
  • Able to interact positively at all levels and be a good team player  
  • Able to prioritize and multi-task, particularly when working under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Methodical approach to work with a strong focus on accuracy
  • Hardworking and enthusiastic approach to work
  • Self-motivated and determined   


Firm Profile

Dentons is the world's largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. Dentons' polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work.


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