Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners
- 12 other qualified lawyers
What the team is known for Specialist executive compensation and share plan advice delivered by an expert team. Noted for its experience handling global executive and employee share plans and incentives, and for working with global banks in relation to regulatory issues.
"They are a superb range of bright, knowledgeable and helpful lawyers. If there is a limitation of their capabilities we have yet to find it. Their fees are competitive and represent excellent value for money."
"They take a practical approach to problem solving, are a deep experienced team and have the ability to assist us on global issues."
Work highlights Continues to advise Credit Suisse on incentive arrangements and on all global compliance matters affecting its awards.
Worked with BT on both its employee and executive share plans.
Janet Cooper advises financial services groups on global incentive plans. Sources say: "She is a tour de force. She is well versed in the laws, shows excellent judgement and she's commercial." Commentators further appreciate that she is "incredibly experienced, pragmatic, well connected and thoughtful."
Bob Grayson focuses on legal and tax compliance for share plans, incentives and employment issues. "He has a strong technical background, stays on top of current developments and has a strong client focus," says one source, while another adds: "Bob is excellent at facilitating a discussion to ensure that we fully explore all the options."
Associate Hannah Needle advises clients in the financial services sector and has a particular focus on global share plans.
Significant clients Aviva, HSBC, Goldman Sachs, Rolls-Royce, Ladbrokes.