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Clifford Chance LLP

Employee Share Schemes & Incentives

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What the team is known for

Dedicated team of incentives and remuneration specialists with a strong client following in the financial services industry, as well as a significant footprint in the insurance, energy and technology sectors. Undertakes general advisory work, as well as assisting clients with transactional matters. Highly experienced in dealing with cross-border work.

Strengths

An interviewee notes: "It is an excellent firm that provides very commercial advice."

Sources describe the team as a "really great outfit," noting: "They tick all the boxes: they're strong on transactions, strong on the advisory side and strong on financial services regulation."

Work highlights

Acted for Inmarsat on its takeover by a consortium of funds and advised on related employee retention and remuneration.

Notable practitioners

Andrew Patterson is recognised for his skill in incentives and remuneration. Having previously held significant in-house roles at major banks, he has deep knowledge of the financial services industry.
"It is an absolute pleasure to work with him - he is a subject matter expert, is very commercial in his thinking and is very sound technically. He's also very responsive and his work is always of the highest quality."

Becky Moore frequently assists with the incentive and share aspects of major transactions. She is experienced in advising clients in the financial services sector.

Lauren Evans is regularly called upon to assist with the remuneration and incentives aspects of transactions. She advises clients across the manufacturing, energy and telecommunications sectors.
"She's a joy to deal with - very knowledgeable, thorough and understands the issues."

Sonia Gilbert heads the firm's incentives practice and draws praise for her work advising large clients on remuneration and incentives. Her broad expertise includes handling employee trusts and global share plans.
"She's excellent - she is very commercial, pragmatic and always provides the advice we need exactly when we need it." "She is a solution-provider who gives practical advice." "She's top-notch; she explains complex incentives in simple terms, is very calm and measured, and finds creative solutions to issues."

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Employee Share Schemes & Incentives Department

Clifford Chance LLP

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10 Upper Bank Street

Canary Wharf

London

Greater London

UK

E14 5JJ

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Employee Share Schemes & Incentives


Andrew Patterson
Band 5
Becky Moore
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Lauren Evans
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Sonia A Gilbert
Band 1