Leading international law firm Mayer Brown is pleased to announce the appointment of Martin Scott to its pensions practice in London. He joined the firm as a partner from the London office of Olswang on 1 May 2008.

Recognised as a "notable practitioner" by Chambers UK 2008, Martin has extensive experience in the field of pensions law. His practice covers advising buyers and sellers on the pension aspects of sales and purchases of companies. He also advises trustees and employers on establishing, amending, merging and winding up occupational pension schemes. A large part of his practice involves advising on deficit issues and the interpretation of scheme provisions.

Martin has contributed towards many books on pensions, including the 'Law of Pension Schemes' and 'Pensions, the New Regime.'  He also writes for various national and trade titles on pensions related matters.

Martin Scott said: "Mayer Brown's pensions practice is renowned for its intellectual prowess and practical business advice. I'm looking forward to joining this well established team which has long been considered a leader in its field, and contributing to its continued success."

Anna Rogers, Head of Pensions comments: "We are delighted to welcome Martin to the team. He is a dynamic individual, who will further enhance our capability to give pragmatic and commercial advice to our many high profile corporate and trustee clients.  Our group is often noted for its diverse expertise and strong interdepartmental working relationships and Martin will be a great addition."

Sean Connolly, London Senior Partner comments: "Martin will be an enormous asset for the London office and its clients. He is one of a number of experienced partners that we are bringing on board in London throughout 2008 and beyond, as we continue to strengthen our offering in key areas across Europe, the Americas and Asia."