Pensions law and regulation is a complex and constantly evolving area of legal expertise. Trustees and administrators must ensure that their practices and procedures reflect current standards and keep schemes under regular review.

The Isle of Man is an established and well-regulated jurisdiction for pensions and a market leader for international pensions business.

Our leading pensions team provides technical yet pragmatic advice to companies, employers, trustees and administrators on all aspects of pensions law and regulatory issues, and liaises with both Treasury and the Financial Services Authority.

Our expertise includes advice on the management of pensions involving sales, reorganisations, employer debts, cross-border issues, from the establishment of new schemes and changes to existing schemes to the winding up process.

The head of this specialist team, Annemarie Hughes, is regarded by clients and peers alike as one of the Island’s leading pensions lawyers. She is ranked as a ‘leading individual’ by Legal 500 and is listed in the Legal 500 ‘Hall of Fame’.

DQ is an associate member of the IOM Association of Pension Providers (APSP) and Annemarie participates in Government working groups helping to shape new innovations in Isle of Man pensions law and regulation. DQ is also a founding member of Employee Benefits Isle of Man.

Our Pensions team offers expert advice in the following areas:-

  • Occupational Pension Schemes
  • Advising on Isle of Man pensions law and regulation
  • Personal Pension Schemes
  • Domestic Pension Schemes
  • International Pension Schemes
  • Drafting pension schemes and scheme documents
  • Advising pension scheme trustees
  • Advice on all aspects of pension administration
  • Advice on Pensions Ombudsman complaints
  • Winding up and restructuring of Schemes

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