Ferdy advises clients from a wide range of industries and acts for 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 DC pensions. In particular, he has recently supported sponsor and trustee clients on various DC master trust issues including:
- winding up of legacy master trust arrangements
- bulk transfers out to master trusts (including under the new authorisation framework)
- advising on master trust authorisation 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.
Memberships and Qualifications
Membership of professional bodies:
Association of Pension Lawyers (Full Member)
Member of the Association of Pension Lawyers International sub-committee
Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (Central London Group Member)
Qualified: 2009, England & Wales
Pensions experience since: 2009
Joined Sackers: 2009
Joined partnership/LLP: 2019
Employers: Lovells LLP (2007-2009)
Somerville College, University of Oxford (1999-2004)
BPP Law School (2004-2006)
Degree: BA in Classics (1999-2003)
Masters in Greek and Latin Literature (2003-2004)
Graduate Diploma in Law & Legal Practice Course (2004-2006)
Extracurricular interests and activities:
Travel to Italy, skiing, music, running, DIY.