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Ian Wright is a partner in London office of Mayer Brown’s Employment and Benefits practice, focusing on pensions issues. He advises a range of trustees, sponsoring employers and pension providers on both contentious and non-contentious matters, including investment, funding and employer covenant issues. He has particular interest in the specific impact for pension schemes of other regulatory regimes, advising clients regulated by the FSA and Ofgem. In addition, Ian has extesive experience advising sellers, purchasers and trustees on the pensions aspects of many corporate transactions. Ian is a Fellow of the Pensions Management Institute (PMI) and was for some years Principal Examiner of the PMI’s Law and Constitution paper. He works regularly with Government departments in developing new pensions legislation (including pensions taxation and discrimination). Ian has published many articles on pensions issues and is a regular public speaker on pensions.


The College of Law, London 1998Diploma in Legal Practice; City University London 1997 Diploma in Law; University of Oxford, New College 1996 MSt, Greek and Roman History; University of St Andrews 1995 MA, (Hons) in Ancient History

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London > Employment > Pensions (non-contentious)

The team at Mayer Brown International LLP is praised by clients as ‘very focused on practical solutions’, with a strength in advising trustee and employer clients on high-profile pensions mandates, including GMP equalisation and conversion projects. The group is also well-versed in restructuring and insolvency matters, in coordination with other departments within the firm, and in cross-border pensions matters alongside colleagues across the firm’s global office network. The group is co-led by Jay Doraisamy, who has broad experience across benefit redesign, funding arrangements and banking reform ring-fencing requirements; and Ian Wright  whose handles investments, funding and employer covenant issues. Giles Bywater assists with the pensions aspects of corporate transactions, in addition to advising trustees on the purchase of bulk annuity policies. Senior associate Liam Kellett is also recommended.