The ability to incentivise senior executives and other managers/employees effectively through equity participation is increasingly important in the current climate.
But the rules governing such arrangements are notoriously tricky and implementing such arrangements without advice can often result in unexpected and unwanted tax charges for both the individuals concerned and employers. Conversely, structuring such arrangements correctly can result in significant tax savings.
Our equity incentives team is made up of experts in each of our corporate, employment and tax groups who have significant experience advising in the context of tax efficient equity based incentivisation and performance related remuneration. We provide pragmatic high-quality advice tailored to each client’s needs and circumstances and combine excellent technical skills with a personable and user-friendly approach.
We advise listed companies, mid-tier corporates, owner-managed and/or venture capital backed businesses, and start- ups as well as individuals (entrepreneurs, senior executives and employees) in relation to both existing and new share plan and management incentive arrangements, including in the context of wider corporate transactions.
Our work often has an international dimension, whether we are advising overseas companies on setting up incentive arrangements for UK employees or internationally mobile employees on tax efficient share-based remuneration packages.
Where necessary, we are happy to work alongside existing external or overseas advisors, and we have access to a wide international network should non-UK tax advice be required.