- Employment & Benefits
- Pensions Litigation
- Litigation & Dispute Resolution
|Contact Info||Telephone: +44 20 3130 3417|
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|Education||University of St. Andrews (M.A., Hons, Ancient History, 1995); University of Oxford, New College (M.St., Greek and Roman History, 1996); City University London (Diploma in Law, 1997); The College of Law, London (Diploma in Legal Practice, 1998)|
|Admitted||2000, England and Wales|
fellow, Pensions Management Institute
Full member, Association of Pension Lawyers
Principal examiner, Pensions Management Institute's Law & Constitution paper
He's a joy to work with. He's a very, very bright guy.
Chambers UK 2014
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 extensive experience advising sellers, purchasers and trustees on the pensions aspects of many corporate transactions.
Recommended by the legal directories, Chambers UK 2014 notes that He's a joy to work with. He's a very, very bright guy. thorough and professional Ian is a bright and articulate lawyer with the ability to express matters in straightforward terms. (Chambers UK 2013); very bright and articulate (Legal 500 2013); incredibly good at explaining complex legal matters in layman's terms; he thinks on his feet and takes a very tense situation and calms it down (Chambers UK 2012). Adept at rising to the intellectual challenge (Legal 500 2012); he is good at problem solving.
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.
Documents by this lawyer on Martindale.com
VAT on Services Supplied to Pension Schemes: Revised HMRC Guidance
Ian Wright, February 6, 2015
On 25 November 2014, HM Revenue & Customs (“HMRC”) published two pieces of new guidance on the charging and recovery of VAT on administration and investment management services provided to pension schemes. The guidance was required as a result of last year’s Court of Justice...
DC Pensions Flexibility: Legislation Laid Before Parliament
Ian Wright, November 15, 2014
In the 2014 Budget, the Government announced what it called “the most fundamental reform to the way people access their pensions in almost a century”. The most significant change announced was that, from April 2015, members with defined contribution (“DC”) benefits, meaning...
DC Pensions Flexibility: Government Consultation Response Published
Jonathan Moody,Anna Rogers,Ian Wright, July 22, 2014
In the 2014 Budget, the Government announced what it called “the most fundamental reform to the way people access their pensions in almost a century”. The most significant change announced was that, from April 2015, members with money purchase or cash balance rights would be able to...
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