Law & Tax

Employee Incentives

We are independently recognised as leading experts in the design and implementation of share, phantom equity and other cash-based incentive plans for employees, executives and consultants in the UK and internationally.

A practical, multi-disciplinary approach ensures our clients receive a complete service providing fully thought through arrangements which are appropriate to their market and support the achievement of their commercial goals.

Our services range from design consulting, technical feasibility analysis, drafting and implementation to providing ongoing operational support, including advising on the impact of corporate transactions.

Our financial modelling service allows clients valuable transparency on the cash, tax and share dilution impact of proposed and adopted arrangements.

We also offer share valuation services.

Recent work

  • Advising the Remuneration Committee on the design and roll-out of a stock-based executive incentive programme across Europe for a major Japanese publicly listed group
  • Advice to a UK professional services company in relation to an internal share market using a Share Incentive Plan, employee benefit trust and EMI option arrangements
  • Assisting a number of US and Canadian based private and public companies with the implementation of their existing domestic stock based incentives in the UK and internationally, including utilising available tax-effective arrangements
  • Advising a major Dutch financial services company on its review of executive remuneration arrangements for its London operations, including salary, annual bonus and long term incentive arrangements for key staff.

As part of our commitment to employee share ownership we are sponsors/members of the following industry bodies:

Esop Centre ifs Proshare
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