Andrew Patten#3487

Andrew Patten

I started life as a pensions lawyer in 1996. Since then, each passing year has seen an increase in the amount and complexity of pensions law and regulation. It can be difficult, even for an expert, to keep up with the pace of change. I help clients by delivering clear, practical advice and recommendations allowing them to navigate this complex pension's landscape and achieve a successful outcome to their issue. My work covers schemes and employers of all shapes and sizes with those in the financial services, retail and energy sectors being an area of specialism. Areas of focus include funding and security arrangements, liability management exercises, scheme restructurings (closing schemes, changing benefit structures and merging schemes) and outsourcing, administration, governance and benefit audit projects. I am also experienced in acting as a professional trustee. I play an active role in the pensions industry, sitting on several committees and chairing the Association of Pension Lawyers' Benefit Re-design and Liability Management Course.
Contributed to


Pension issues on a takeover—Takeover Code requirements
Pension issues on a takeover—Takeover Code requirements
Practice notes

This Practice Note focuses on the pensions aspects of the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers and explains the pensions issues which arise on a transaction to which the Code applies.

Asset purchase agreement—sample Beckmann indemnity clause
Asset purchase agreement—sample Beckmann indemnity clause

This Beckmann indemnity precedent is suitable for use in a business sale agreement. It is intended to protect a transferee employer from occupational pension scheme liabilities that may transfer to it under the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006, SI 2006/246 (TUPE).

Other work


This Overview provides a brief outline of the content in the ‘Outsourcing’ subtopic of Lexis®PSL Pensions, including key pensions issues in a private sector outsourcing (such TUPE and Beckmann issues) and an overview of TUPE for pension lawyers.

Practice Area


  • Contributing Author

Qualified Year

  • 1996


  • University of Manchester: LLB (Hons)

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