Desiree De Lima Associate

Desiree is an associate in the employee incentives team. She works with a wide range of companies, management teams and individual executives, offering practical, commercial advice on all aspects of employee incentives and remuneration matters.
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Desiree has experience designing and implementing bespoke approved and unapproved share plans and bonus schemes and guides clients through the legal, regulatory and tax aspects of extending participation in such arrangements.

She works closely with the employment team to advise on appointments, remuneration and terminations of senior executives and supports the corporate team by assisting with the employee incentives aspects of corporate transactions.

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14 Feb 2024

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Employment podcasts

This series of employment law podcasts will provide an overview of recent cases and trends relevant for employers and HR practitioners.

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27 Oct 2023

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Immediate end of bankers' bonus cap announced

The Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) have announced that the UK's banking bonus cap will be removed on 31 October 2023, ..

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10 Jul 2023

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Are you correctly taxing termination payments to employees for disability?

Termination payments made to employees on account of disability are completely free of tax and National Insurance contributions (NICs). They are not subject to the £30..

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30 Mar 2023

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Good news for companies which operate tax-favoured share plans (and their buyers)

The Budget has led to some surprisingly good news for private companies which operate Enterprise Management Incentive (EMI) plans.

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11 Jan 2023

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Settlement Agreements: How confidentiality and non-disclosure obligations can affect the tax treatment of termination payments

​A recent First-tier Tax Tribunal case has re-iterated how important the descriptions given to respective portions of an employment termination settlement package can ..

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21 Dec 2022

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First formal steps towards removal of the bonus cap in UK banks

The abolition of the UK bankers' bonus cap has moved further forward with the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) jointly p..

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