Employee Incentives lawyer 4+ years’ PQE LONDON

London (Central), London (Greater)
to £132,000
23 Jan 2023
20 Feb 2023
Job Title
Practice Area
Share Schemes
PQE Level
2-4, 5-7, 8-10
Contract Type
Full Time

Large commercial law firm in London is seeking an Employee Incentives lawyer of 4 or more years’ PQE. The team acts for a wide range of clients from venture capital entities to multi-national companies and provides support to the firm's corporate teams on transactional matters, including PE deals, mergers and acquisitions, flotations and business reconstructions. They advise 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, executive tax planning (including those who are mobile internationally), as well as corporate governance, regulatory and compliance matters. They also provide assistance in the operation of incentive plans and advise on the impact of corporate transactions on the rights of participants.

The role will involve advising on the drafting and implementation of tax advantaged and non-tax advantaged share schemes, such as growth shares, JSOP, EMI, CSOP and LTIP. You will also advise on both the corporate and tax aspects of the implementation of such schemes, as well as providing regulatory advice and drafting employee communications.  The transactional work will include acting on public and private M&A deals. The share schemes workload will involve a mix of transactional/ corporate support work and advisory work, which will vary according to deal activity. As well as managing your own caseload, you will also work closely with partners and senior layers on large and complex matters. Regardless of your level, you will play a role in helping the team develop and build relationships with new and existing clients through business development initiatives.