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Giles Bywater

Giles Bywater

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Giles Bywater is a senior associate in the London office of Mayer Brown’s Employment & Benefits practice, focusing on pensions issues.

Giles advises trustees and sponsoring employers of occupational pension schemes on both contentious and non-contentious matters – including scheme documentation and funding issues, liability management exercises, and scheme mergers and wind-ups. He is experienced in pensions litigation, having acted in the landmark Merchant Navy Ratings Pension Fund case, for which the Mayer Brown team was shortlisted for the Litigation Team of the Year Award by The Lawyer and commended in the FT Europe Innovative Lawyers report. He also has considerable experience of advising trustees on the purchase of bulk annuity policies.

Giles joined Mayer Brown in 2007, having previously focussed on corporate law – both as a lawyer in private practice with a London law firm, and as a lecturer at the City Law School in London.

Giles is an Associate of the Pensions Management Institute (PMI). He sits on the Committee of the PMI London Group as the Education Secretary. He is also a Senior Examiner for the PMI’s Regulation of Retirement Provision paper.

Giles is a full member of the Association of Pension Lawyers.

Giles is a regular speaker at conferences and seminars on various aspects of pensions law and practice.
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