New pension boutique springs up

June 15, 2015 A new pensions boutique, co-founded by Pinsent Masons’ former senior partner Chris Mullen and Anna Rodgers, former Mayer Brown partner, is now operating as ARC Pensions Law.

Mullen was senior partner at Pinsent Masons for nine years before losing an election last year. The election saw Richard Foley elevated to the role in his place. Mullen will serve at managing partner of ARC.

Rogers is currently chairman of the Association of Pension Lawyers and worked as a partner at Mayer Brown before co-founding the boutique with Mullen. She will be senior partner at the new firm.

Mullen joins the company of two other partners in the past week who departed their firm in the wake of a lost leadership election. Berwin Leighton Paisner head of corporate David Collins departed after losing an election last February to Lisa Mayhew to become the firm’s managing partner. Mark Crean, formerly senior partner at his last firm [Herbert Smith Freehills ], similarly lost a re-election bid last year and departed the firm last week.

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