Focus on defined-contribution pensions
Ferdy advises clients from a wide range of industries and represents trustees of pension schemes and employers on technical and strategic matters. Recent experience includes advising on a phased buy-in for a trustee client, addressing section 75 debt issues for a large multi-employer scheme and advising employer clients on the closure of schemes to future accrual. Ferdy’s practice also focuses on defined-contribution pensions. In particular, he has recently supported sponsor and trustee clients on various DC master trust issues.
Ferdy has particular expertise in auto-enrolment and has an interest in other areas where employment issues meet pensions law such as pensions consultation, pensions tax issues for high earners and the pensions aspects of employment contracts. Ferdy is also closely involved with the implementation of the IORP II pensions directive and the possible impact of Brexit on pension schemes through his role on the international sub-committee of the Association of Pension Lawyers.