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Michael Jones, Partner

Michael Jones

Partner

Practice areas

  • ESG
  • Financial services and markets regulation
  • Financial services and markets regulation
  • Investment funds and asset management
  • Pensions
  • Private equity

Practice notes

Michael is a pension partner, he is experienced in commercial pension schemes and pension scheme consolidation.

A pensions partner within Eversheds Sutherland’s Employment, Labor and Pensions Group, Michael advises trustees and providers of commercial pension schemes, including DC master trusts, DB master trusts, DB superfunds and other consolidation vehicles.

Michael advised five DC master trusts through the authorisation process with the Pensions Regulator and has been involved in some of the most cutting-edge transactions in the industry, including Part VII transfers of master trust business and the first regulated transfer between master trusts under continuity option one.

As part of his business, Michael advises clients on regulatory and legal issues relating to scheme investment, including unit-linked policies, TCFD reports, Stewardship Code submissions, statement of investment principles and responsible investment policies.

Professional Activities

Michael sits on the DC/Investment Sub-Committee of the Association of Pension Lawyers and is involved in several PLSA initiatives.

Awards and Rankings

Shortlisted for Professional Pensions Rising Star of the Year award in 2019.

Presentations, Publications and Published Materials

Michael publishes our quarterly briefings for DC schemes, including DC Agenda and DC Practical Notes and is a regular contributor to industry press

Michael has presented at several high-profile industry events, including the PLSA’s Investment Conference in 2021 and the APL’s Annual Conference in 2019.

Qualifications and Education

Legal Practice Course, BPP Law School
Graduate Diploma in Law, BBP Law School
MA/BA in Modern History, University of Oxford