London — Jay Doraisamy has been appointed as co-head of the London Pensions practice at Mayer Brown. She will work alongside Ian Wright, the existing head of the Pensions practice, who succeeded Philippa James in January 2017 following her retirement after 29 years at the firm.

Jay, a partner with more than 22 years of experience in pensions advisory work, joined Mayer Brown in November 2016 from Dentons and was previously head of the pensions practice at Eversheds. Jay advises trustees and the employers of complex pension arrangements funding, benefit redesign projects, scheme closures and amendments, and defined benefit/contribution schemes.

Her co-head Ian is an experienced pensions partner who has been at Mayer Brown for 19 years having joined as a trainee in 1998. Ian advises trustees, employers and pension providers on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious matters, including bespoke integrated investment, funding and covenant solutions. He is also a Fellow of the Pensions Management Institute (PMI) and frequently works with Government departments on the development of new pensions legislation.

Commenting on the appointment, Sally Davies, London senior partner at Mayer Brown, said: "In London we have a considerable and talented Pensions practice, which acts for a number of the top funds by asset value and those associated with the FTSE 100/250 companies. Jay and Ian are highly regarded for their technical knowledge and innovative approach. Their complementary skills will ensure that we are able to deliver an even higher standard of service to our clients. I look forward to seeing our offering to trustees and corporates develop under Jay and Ian’s leadership."

Recognised as one of the leading pensions practices in the UK, Mayer Brown's dedicated team in London covers all aspects of pensions provision, including regulatory, litigation, restructuring and management.