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.
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)