In the special field of occupational pension schemes we have many years of proven experience and the necessary expert knowledge and have already established, designed and restructured pension schemes for numerous medium-sized and large companies. We will be pleased to advise you on a legally compliant introduction of an occupational pension scheme, on adapting your existing scheme to the constantly changing legal requirements (in particular the German Act to Strengthen Company Pensions, innovations in social security law and tax law) and on restructuring of pension schemes with a view to financial aspects, as well. We are familiar with the typical arrangements, know how to correctly assess and avoid liability risks and help you to establish and maintain an attractive system by taking advantage of tax and social security benefits.
Our range of consultancy services includes the designing of collective pension schemes for employees (works agreement, collective bargaining agreement) as well as pension schemes for managing directors and board members — including corporate, service and tax law — and for executive employees.
In the context of company acquisitions, transformation processes and transfers of businesses, the correct handling of these matters is an important measure for avoiding legal issues and an economic success of a transaction. With our help, you will be able to adequately evaluate liabilities, know the necessary levers and risks, and take into account occupational pension schemes at the right time (due diligence, inclusion in contractual documents, post-merger integration and harmonisation).
Of course, we are also very familiar with the administration of pension schemes (including information sharing, enforcement and defence of claims — in and out of court -; required pension increases) and dealing with insurers, funds, insurance companies and the Pensionssicherungsverein (PSVaG).
We have an excellent network and will be happy to work with your actuary, tax advisor, pension advisor, insurance broker or pension company or, if necessary, we will add the appropriate partner from our network.