The incentivisation of the workforce continues to be a core driver of business performance.
Properly structured remuneration arrangements should align the interests of the people working in the business with those that own it. Carefully designed incentives can help to deliver higher investor returns by motivating the workforce and fostering behaviours that support corporate strategic aims. There can also be substantial tax and other savings. Employee share arrangements can be particularly tax effective and can help to reduce costs significantly.
With the increasing focus on regulation and corporate governance, remuneration plans must be defensible in terms of both a company's objectives and its risk profile. It is also vital that various legal implications, tax consequences and accounting considerations are taken into account in the design and implementation of these arrangements.
Our employee incentives team includes dedicated specialists and experts in related areas – thus ensuring that we deliver solutions which have been considered and reviewed from every angle. We will guide you through the regulatory, tax and legal issues whilst helping you achieve the strategic objectives of delivering value to shareholders and motivating your workforce.
We can help you with:
- Share plan arrangements – auditing, designing and maintaining share plans that continue to meet changing business needs cost-efficiently.
- Private-equity and carried-interest arrangements – advising and structuring management interests in primary and secondary buy-outs.
- Bonus schemes – designing flexible remuneration structures which meet commercial needs and comply with relevant regulation.
- Employment contracts and disputes – structuring executive contracts which comply with company law and corporate governance.