"She is responsive, pragmatic and proactive." "Jay is always very approachable and always explains technical issues at a rate and level that the in-house pension team and trustee board understand."

Chambers UK 2022

Overview

Jay Doraisamy is co-head of the Pensions practice of the London office. She has over 25 years experience advising trustees and employers of large complex pension arrangements, as well as many household names. Her broad sector experience includes aviation, banking, water, chemicals, and manufacturing. Jay advises on a wide range of pensions advisory work including benefit redesign projects, funding arrangements, banking reform ring-fencing requirements, the impact of US Chapter 11 proceedings on UK pension schemes, scheme closures and amendments.

Jay sits on the Association of Pension Lawyers international sub-committee and is a regular speaker at pensions industry events.

She joined Mayer Brown in 2016

Lenguajes Hablados

  • English

Educación

Chester School of Law

University College London (University of London), LLB (Hons)

Admisiones

Bar

  • England and Wales

Membresías

  • Pensions Regulator’s Working Group on Diversity & Inclusion
  • Jay Doraisamy co-leads the Mayer Brown London pension team. She advises on the pension scheme implications arising from a range of complex restructuring, refinancing and insolvency matters. "She is responsive, pragmatic and proactive." "Jay is always very approachable and always explains technical issues at a rate and level that the in-house pension team and trustee board understand." Chambers UK 2022.
  • Listed as a Leading individual for Pensions. ‘Jay Doraisamy is responsive, pragmatic, proactive and very personable to deal with. Her advice to the trustee is always well delivered and received, thorough in its preparation, and clearly articulated both verbally and in writing. Jay is proactive in bringing new regulatory requirements to my attention to ensure we stay abreast of legislation.’ Legal 500 2022.
  • Listed as a Leading individual for Pensions. ‘Jay Doraisamy has provided brilliant and thoughtful pensions advice, exactly meeting our requirements and constantly goes beyond the request providing a wise and commercial overview‘. Legal 500 2021.
  • Jay Doraisamy co-leads the firm's pension team. She advises on the pension scheme implications arising from a range of complex restructuring, refinancing and insolvency matters. "Her advice is always very succinct and to the point, and she is very accessible." Chambers UK 2021.
  • Listed as a Leading Individual, Jay Doraisamy co-leads the firm's pension team and is valued by clients for her "deep, technical expertise," as well as her "practical approach." She advises on the pension scheme implications arising from a range of complex restructuring, refinancing and insolvency matters. Chambers UK 2020.
  • Jay Doraisamy is "very thorough, covers all points efficiently and is forward-thinking," notes a source. She advises clients on the full spectrum of pensions issues including funding arrangements, the effects of banking reform and the implications of US Chapter 11 proceedings on UK pension schemes. Chambers UK 2019.
  • Ian Wright and Jay Doraisamy jointly head the non-contentious group of the "high-quality pensions law team" which provides "well-considered and timely advice" and is "highly responsive and thorough in its approach". (Legal 500 2018).
  • Sources say: "She was also proactive about what might come up in future, had a very strong sense of putting the client first, and her advice was clear and practical." Chambers UK 2018.
  • The [pensions] team was strengthened by the arrival of Jay Doraisamy. Legal 500 2017.
  • Jay Doraisamy is praised for her "experience and expertise" and her "commercial approach." She provides tailored advice to trustees and employers on a wide array of pensions issues. Chambers UK 2017.
  • The "approachable and commercially driven" Jay Doraisamy is "a shrewd and charming safe pair of hands". Legal 500 2016.