Share schemes and incentives

Financial services  

Advised on a number of banks on the technical and practical implications of claw back, in particular in the context of new hires who are seeking to have their existing entitlements "bought out". 

easyHotel plc IPO

Advised on and implemented a bespoke share option arrangement appropriate for an AIM listed company and have subsequently put in place a tailored bonus plan. 

incadea plc

Advised on the first maturity of awards granted under a long term incentive plan and in relation to the impact of a takeover offer on outstanding awards. 

Estate agent 

Advised a well-known family owned estate agent on the introduction of a bespoke share plan to incentivise key employees, with a tailored exit strategy to enable award holders to realise value. 

Asset management group 

Assessed the merits of a judicial review claim in light of an HMRC challenge to the company's employee benefit trust. 


Assisted with a health check and update of ICAP's Sharesave Plan ahead of self-certification, and with the online registration of all of its share plans with HMRC. 

Diploma plc 

Advised Diploma on all aspects of its equity incentives, including guiding them through regulatory matters and the ongoing operation of their performance share plan.

Ariel Systems Group 

Advised the shareholders of Ariel Systems Group on its sale to ETX Capital. We advised on the unwinding of a complex incentive arrangement which had been put in place. 

Banking executives 

Advised a number of individuals employed in the financial services sector on the effect of a termination of employment on their bonus and incentives. Also advising in the context of highly sensitive matters, including the impact of regulatory investigations.

Employee shareholder shares

Advised several clients on tax–efficient employee shareholder status shares including using growth shares.


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