Investor liability still unclear after M&A pensions guidance

Power, Helen
April 2005
Lawyer;4/11/2005, Vol. 19 Issue 14, p72
Trade Publication
The article reports that the Pensions Act has been a major bone of contention since it was first drafted, lawyers have long feared that the Government's attempts to make investors and directors liable for pension fund deficits were far too widely drafted. The October consultation said specifically that no company that is wholly or mostly owned by a private equity fund will be required to support the pension fund of another company in the same portfolio, unless the two are essentially part of the same business.


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