EMPLOYEE INCENTIVES LAWYER
We are a dedicated team of experts that specialises in advising on the design and implementation of remuneration structures and incentive plans, providing assistance in their operation, and advising and handling the impact of corporate transactions on the rights of participants.
Purpose of the Role
The team advises on all aspects of employee benefits, including the design, implementation and communication of senior executive and employee incentive plans, the establishment and operation of employee benefit trusts (to support share plans and as wealth creation vehicles), executive tax planning (including those who are mobile internationally), as well as corporate governance, regulatory and compliance matters. The team acts for a wide range of clients from venture capital entities to multinational companies. The team provides support to the corporate teams on transactional matters, including PE deals, mergers and acquisitions, flotations and business reconstructions.
The candidate should have at least one years' experience PQE level in a similar role, in a law firm and/or accountancy practice. Candidates who have a background as a corporate, tax or employment lawyer would also be considered. Primarily a share schemes associate, there is flexibility to include some mainstream corporate work if that interests the candidate (or possibly a share with another team, such as pensions, tax or employment might be considered). Your share schemes workload will involve a mix of transactional/corporate support work and advisory work, which will vary according to deal activity. The role will involve advising on the drafting and implementation of tax advantaged and non-tax advantaged share schemes, including tax and regulatory advice and drafting employee communications. The transactional work will include acting on public and private M&A deals. Clients for advisory work include Britvic, Dixons, Carphone, William Hill and JD Sports.
Knowledge, skills and experience required
► Gained a minimum of a 2:1
► Be pragmatic, highly commercial and financially savvy
► Thrive in a stretching yet supportive environment where early responsibility is offered and encouraged
► Enjoy providing a high standard of client care
► Contribute towards the development of the Division and the Firm as a whole
► Display a knowledge of key areas of the law by providing clear, precise, practical advice