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Imtiaz Mahmud LL.B

About

Imi’s practices a wide breadth of pensions law which includes advisory work as well as corporate transactions, with particular focus on mergers and acquisitions, in both national and international transactions. Her clients include the largest UK pension scheme and the largest public sector scheme and clients from a range of sectors including maritime, energy, banking and food.

Areas of FocusEmployment
Professional QualificationsSolicitor-Advocate in England and Wales

EXPERIENCE

  • Advising Universities Superannuation Scheme the UK’s largest pension scheme with approximately 400,000 members in relation to a wide range of pensions related issues including resolving member complaints raised under the IDR procedure as well as dealing with complaints to the Pensions Ombudsman and appeals to the High Court.
  • Advising on significant corporate transactions which have included flexible apportionment arrangements, undertaking pension scheme de-mergers and entering into pensions funding agreements and guarantees.
  • Assisting multi employers who are part of a group section of a DB Scheme to wind-up and transfer to a DC arrangement.
  • Working collaboratively with other advisers on pension scheme mergers, liability reduction exercises, de-risking exercises and benefit change projects.
  • Advising the largest UK public sector pension scheme in relation to funding obligations of Admission Bodies and changes in statutory regulations which permit retrospective changes.
  • Advising on cross border pensions related matters including securing parent guarantee and enforceability issues relating to non-UK jurisdiction.
  • Languages
    • English
    • Urdu
    Education
    • Birmingham City University, Law, LL.B (Hons), 1999

    • Called to the Bar, 2000
    • Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test, 2000
    • Solicitor, England & Wales, 2004
    • Solicitor Advocate, England & Wales, 2012

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