Helen Mungeam

Helen Mungeam
Helen Mungeam is an associate in the London office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges specialising in pension funds.

Her principal areas of expertise include advising on the pensions aspects of mergers, acquisitions, disposals, private equity transactions, joint ventures, IPOs, refinancings and insolvencies as well as on related dealings with the pension trustees and the UK Pensions Regulator. She also advises employers on all issues relevant to the lifecycle of occupational pension schemes including the establishment, amendment, merger, closure and winding-up of pension schemes.

Representative experience as part of a team includes advising:

  • Atos Origin on the pensions aspects of its acquisition of Siemens AG’s IT services unit and on the related transfer of pension liabilities from the Siemens UK pension arrangement to an Atos pension arrangement
  • Harsco Corporation on the pensions aspects of the sale of its infrastructure business to a joint venture with Clayton, Dubilier & Rice
  • KPMG, as joint special administrators to MF Global UK, on the settlement of the Group’s pension liabilities
  • Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. on the UK pension and insolvency issues arising from Lehman Brothers bankruptcy proceedings
  • OMERS Private Equity on the pensions aspects of its acquisition of Civica from 3i Group Plc
  • Lion Capital on the pensions aspects of the sale of a 60% interest in iconic breakfast cereal maker Weetabix Food Co. to China’s Bright Food Group
  • Eli Lilly and Company on the pensions aspects of the acquisition by Elanco, its animal health division, of Lohmann SE (Lohmann Animal Health)
  • GE Aviation Systems on the pensions aspects of the sale of its Hydraulic Actuation Business to Triumph Group
  • GE Aviation Systems on the pensions aspects of the sale by its subsidiary, Unison Engine Components, of eight aerospace component plants in UK, US and Canada to US-based Dynamic Precision Group, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group
  • UK corporates on the closure of their defined benefit pension schemes to future accrual