Jason Coates > Gowling WLG > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Gowling WLG
4 MORE LONDON RIVERSIDE
LONDON
SE1 2AU
England
Jason Coates photo

Work Department

Pensions.

Position

Experience acting for a number of major corporate and trustee boards on all areas of pensions law; recent projects include advising employers on funding issues/solutions and trustees on buyout proposals, cessation of accrual and governance.

Career

Trained Wragge & Co 1995-97; qualified 1997; assistant solicitor Wragge & Co 1997-2000; managing associate Linklaters 2000-03; partner Wragge & Co 2003; Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co, partner, 2014. Regular speaker at conferences/seminars and contributor to journals.

Education

King Edward’s School, Birmingham; Keble College, Oxford (BA Hons First Class Geography); College of Law, York (CPE; LPC).

Leisure

Running, football, travelling.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Employment > Pensions (non-contentious)

At Gowling WLG, lawyers advise schemes, trustees and employers on a wide variety of pensions issues. On the scheme advisory front, the group is experienced in advising on ESG issues, GMP equalisations and the spectrum of transactions. For employers, the group handles liability management mandates, as well as contribution notice requirements. It also has several public sector pensions mandates, and area where Paul Carberry is noted. Pensions risk transfers are led on by Paul Feathers with the support of legal director Sara Chambers. Jason Coates heads the overall pensions group and has developed a specialism in pensions-related ESG. Also recommended is legal director Maddy Frost, who is adept at advising trustee-side clients.