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Mayer Brown International LLP

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201 BISHOPSGATE, LONDON, EC2M 3AF, ENGLAND
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Work 020 3130 3000
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Fax 020 3130 3001
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Ian Wright

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Work +44 20 3130 3417
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Mayer Brown

Work Department

Pensions

Position

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.

Education

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

Pensions (non-contentious)

Within: Pensions (non-contentious)

The client list of Mayer Brown International LLP’s 'extremely intelligent' pensions team includes the trustees of some of the largest schemes in the market, with a particular emphasis on the energy, electricity, financial services and retail sectors. Significant recent mandates have involved high-value longevity swap transactions, ring-fencing arrangements, investment advice, funding arrangements and multi-employer scheme administration. The firm fields a strong suite of litigators who are regularly instructed on contentious matters relating to entitlement claims, breach of fiduciary duty claims, historical errors, employer obligations and proceedings before the Pensions Ombudsman. The practice is co-headed by Ian Wright and Jay Doraisamy; other key team members include Edward Jewitt, Richard Evans, Richard Goldstein and Andrew Block.

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Pensions: dispute resolution

Within: Pensions: dispute resolution

The client list of Mayer Brown International LLP’s 'extremely intelligent' pensions team includes the trustees of some of the largest schemes in the market, with a particular emphasis on the energy, electricity, financial services and retail sectors. Significant recent mandates have involved high-value longevity swap transactions, ring-fencing arrangements, investment advice, funding arrangements and multi-employer scheme administration. The firm fields a strong suite of litigators who are regularly instructed on contentious matters relating to entitlement claims, breach of fiduciary duty claims, historical errors, employer obligations and proceedings before the Pensions Ombudsman. The practice is co-headed by Ian Wright and Jay Doraisamy; other key team members include Edward Jewitt, Richard Evans, Richard Goldstein and Andrew Block.

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