Jay Doraisamy has been appointed as co-head of Mayer Brown's London pensions practice in a newly-created role.
Her promotion from partner, which was effective last week, means she now works alongside Ian Wright, the existing head of the pensions practice, who succeeded Philippa James in January this year following her retirement after 29 years at the firm.
Doraisamy will continue to advise trustees and their employers on complex funding arrangements, redesign projects, and scheme closures and amendments across both defined benefit and defined contribution schemes.
The firm's senior partner Sally Davies 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."
Doraisamy's appointment comes after the hire of Duncan Watson, who was named senior associate in its pensions investment team in January as part of plans to grow the business. The firm said it is expanding the team due a growing demand from clients.
Doraisamy started at the firm in November last year, joining from Dentons where she was a partner for over four years from August 2012.
Prior to this, she was a partner at Eversheds from 2009 to 2011, and a partner at Hammonds, which now identifies as Squire Sanders, for 15 years from 1994 to 2009.
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