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Chantal Thompson has extensive experience advising clients on all aspects of UK pensions law. She is a partner in the Firm's Pensions practice group in London, a core member of Baker McKenzie’s Global Pensions Group, and serves on the International Committee of the 1,000-member Association of Pension Lawyers. She is a member of the Management Committee and chairs the Personnel Sub-Committee of London Cyrenians Housing Limited, and frequently speaks at seminars and courses on multiple aspects of pension law.

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