Our employee share incentive lawyers work exclusively on employee share plans for a breadth of clients ranging from owner-managed businesses to FTSE 100 companies. We work closely with the firm’s experts in employment, pensions, corporate and tax.

We support clients to introduce employee share schemes to:

  • Encourage employees to take a longer-term view of their relationship with the business;
  • Align employee interests with those of owners;
  • Attract talented individuals to join the business and incentivise them to contribute to its success; and
  • Allow both employers and employees to receive tax benefits.


Our expertise covers every stage in the life of a plan, from design and implementation to administration and evolution.

  • Scheme design and initial implementation
  • Ongoing operation of share schemes including grants, vestings, and the treatment of leavers
  • Expanding plans to include overseas employees and advising overseas companies on implementing share plans in the UK
  • Tax advice on employee share acquisitions from both an employee and employer perspective including share scheme compliance
  • Evolution of share plans to ensure that they remain fit for purpose
  • Executive compensation and corporate governance advice including Remuneration Committee support
  • Advice on shareholder engagement
  • Assistance with the impact of corporate transactions such as a change of control, asset sale or IPO

For more information on how our employee share incentive lawyers can assist you, please get in touch.

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