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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

London: Human resources


Within: Pensions

Mayer Brown International LLP's 'high-quality pensions law team' provides 'well-considered and timely advice' and is 'highly responsive and thorough in its approach'. Ian Wright and Jay Doraisamy jointly head the non-contentious group and Stuart Pickford leads the pensions litigation practice. Recent non-contentious highlights include acting for the PPF on the settlement of the Hoover Pension Scheme's benefit deficit, assisting the Atkins Pension Plan with the pensions components of WS Atkin's takeover by SNC-Lavalin Group, and advising Molins UK Pension Fund on the implications of the sale of part of the sponsoring employer's business. On the contentious side, the group represented JMEPS Trustees in a Pensions Ombudsman complaint relating to the distribution of a lump sum death benefit and acted for the trustees of a substantial DB scheme in a member complaint. The BT Pension Scheme, Kingfisher Pension Trustee and Prudential Staff Pensions are also clients. Other key names include Richard Evans, Edward Jewitt, Andrew Block and Richard Goldstein. Philippa James retired.

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