Our team of specialists work as an integrated team

with skilled practitioners from our Finance and Banking, Corporate and Commercial, Employment and Dispute Resolution practices to provide a complete service to our clients.

Our Pensions and Employee Benefits team is known for its ability to propose commercial solutions to difficult problems that meet the requirements of all stakeholders without recourse to costly and time-consuming litigation.

Our team of lawyers represent clients from a wide range of industry sectors, multinational corporations in all sectors of the economy, financial institutions and national regulatory authorities. Our Pensions and Employee Benefits specialists work as an integrated team with skilled practitioners from our Finance and Banking, Corporate and Commercial, Employment and Dispute Resolution practices to provide a complete service to our clients.

Our services include:

  • Advising on fund structures.
  • Drafting and advising on fund rules.
  • Regulatory advice on the Financial Services Board and South African Revenue Service.
  • Due diligence.
  • Trustee training.
  • Product development/ innovation.
  • Pension fund adjudicator complaints.
  • Income tax.
  • Assisting with claim assessments.
  • Assisting with implementation of advising on the Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act.
  • Disability pensions and claims.
  • Drafting policy documents.
  • Assessment of group life disability claims.
  • Assisting in continuity of insurance cover when s197 transfers take place.
  • Advising on operational system risks.
    Forensic and fraud investigations.
  • International pension solutions.

Sector Rankings

  • Chambers Global 2014–2019 ranked our Employment practice in Band 2 for employment.
  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2009–2018 ranked our Employment practice in Tier 2 for employment law.
  • Our practice was identified as leading in The International Who’s Who of Management Labour and Employment Lawyers 2013.

Ranked Practitioners

  • Best Lawyers International 2017–2019 listed Samiksha Singh for employee benefits law.

  • Chambers Global 2018-2019 ranked Gavin Stansfield in Band 4 for employment. Who’s Who Legal 2017–2018 identified him as a leading labour & employment practitioner.