Danielle Klinger

Baker & McKenzie Services Limited


Danielle Klinger joined Baker McKenzie as a trainee in 2010 and qualified into the Pensions Department in 2012. As a senior associate, Danielle advises trustees and employers on all aspects of pensions law, including advising on scheme closures, multi-jurisdictional corporate transactions, scheme mergers, amending schemes and dealing with members' queries.

Danielle regularly provides external pensions training to clients across multiple industries and coordinates internal legal updates. She is a member of the Association of Pension Lawyers.

Practice Focus

Danielle advises global clients on the pension issues arising on the multi-jurisdictional restructuring of business divisions. She routinely assists international clients on the pension aspects associated with acquisitions and divestitures.

Danielle also advises on the operation of multi-jurisdictional pension arrangements, from a social security, labour law, exchange control and reporting perspective.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised Emerson Electric on the pensions aspects of two major carve-outs and the sale of a number of businesses, as well as its USD 3.2 billion acquisition of Pentair Valves and Controls.
  • Advised on sectionalised and unsectionalised scheme mergers.
  • Advised a number of trustee and company clients on the pensions aspects of GDPR compliance.
  • Advised a global company in relation to implementing an international pension plan which operated across 7 jurisdictions.
  • Assisted an international organization with the simultaneous closure of multiple defined benefit pension schemes and the transfer of all employees into a new company defined contribution arrangement.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Association of Pension Lawyers - Member


  • England & Wales~United Kingdom (2012)


  • College of Law at Moorgate (Legal Practice Course, with distinction) (2010)
  • University of Liverpool (Law Degree, First class) (2009)