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Executive Benefits and Employee Share Schemes

Employers are increasingly looking at new ways to achieve a motivated and committed workforce. Employee benefits are useful tool to attract, incentivise and retain staff.

From the traditional employee benefits to fresh alternatives, we can help you decide on the best approach. Our employment lawyers regularly act for organisations in the UK and abroad who wish to incentivise their employees in the most tax effective way and have a wide depth of experience of international private benefits.

Our employee incentives team includes cross-qualified lawyers and accountants who can offer you full service tax and legal advice on implementing the ideal type of arrangement into your business. By providing clear and commercial advice we cut through the complexity to ensure that your incentive scheme is tailored to your business’ needs.

We regularly advise on tax efficient benefits and incentives including:

  • company share option plans
  • employee benefit trusts
  • share incentive plans
  • enterprise management incentives
  • private benefit and pensions advice
  • aligning incentive schemes with remuneration budget
  • cash incentives including structuring complex bonus and earn out schemes for employees, senior managers and directors


We always deliver a high quality of service to all our clients. We believe thats why our clients love to work with us.


Our Work

Some examples of the projects we’ve been involved with during the last 12 months:

  • Advising a Media Software Company on its introduction of a new performance share plan for its key executives.
  • Advising a London Bio-Tech organisation on changes to their Employee Benefit Trust including redrafting the Trust Rules, Option Agreements and supporting documentation.
  • Advising a UK Construction Company on implementing a new tax-approved share plan including drafting a full suite of documentation, agreements and plan rules.
  • Advising a multinational Indian owned group of companies on its international expansion with particular focus on the incentives aspects which involved complex benefits and incentives policies implemented in multiple jurisdictions.
  • Advising an international pharmaceutical company on the Swiss three tier pension system
  • Advising a national recruitment business on the alignment of contractual benefits following the acquisition of a regional rival
  • Advising an international nuclear decommissioning business on the integration of pension schemes following a reorganisation of the group structure
  • Introducing an LTIP for a national house builder
  • Introducing an LTIP for a regional estate agency business