Law & Tax


We have considerable experience dealing with all transaction related compensation and benefits issues from Heads of Terms onwards.  Ensuring that incentive arrangements are drafted appropriately to take account of the issues arising on corporate transactions can avoid much unnecessary complexity and cost.

Examples of the matters we cover in connection with transactional work include:

  • Drafting appropriate provisions/warranties and disclosures to include in the sale and purchase agreement and related tax deeds
  • Drafting formal documentation to share plan participants in relation to transaction proposals including for example, forms of acceptance and  powers of attorney
  • Dealing with the establishment of cashless exercise facilities in connection with transactions establishment of cashless exercise facilities
  • Advising on the roll-over of a target company's existing share plans into purchaser vehicles (jncluding advising on the use of employee benefit trusts and their assets post-transaction) and the cashing-out of share based incentives
  • Advising on the efficient design and tax structuring of earn-outs and deferred consideration payable
  • Advising vendor shareholders on maximising favourable tax treatment in connection with share disposals
  • Advice regarding securing and maximising corporation tax deductions in respect of rights triggered under share incentive arrangements
Law & Tax Services