• Full Time

Harvey Sutton

Are you a Share Schemes Lawyer wishing you could do less transaction work?

Would you like to have more of a work/life balance with more flexibility with the opportunity to broaden your skillset?

We are currently working for a leading professional services firm with a renowned Reward practice specialising in every aspect of employee pay and they are looking for a qualified Share Schemes lawyer for their Reward & Incentives team.  Compared to a traditional law firm, this role would give you the opportunity to do less transaction work whilst allowing you to expand your skillset and enjoy working within a team of talented Reward individuals.  The team is made up of a diverse mix of people, collaborating to provide the best advice and creative ideas to satisfy client demands.  From fascinating projects to a wealth of secondment opportunities, this role is a great career opportunity for someone wishing to have a better work / life balance with  a chance to develop their career.

This will be a varied and challenging role and will involve helping listed and private companies with all aspects of designing and implementing incentive arrangements across the UK and overseas.  You will be supporting a variety of clients, from large global corporations within the financial services and non-financial services sector right through to smaller, fast growing businesses, both listed and private companies, with their tax, legal, regulatory and compliance obligations.

Key tasks will include:

  • Advising on commercial and practical issues related to the structure and design of employee equity and cash incentive plans.
  • Supporting companies with the implementation and operation of equity and cash incentive plans in the UK and globally.
  • Drafting a wide range of share plan documentation (plan rules, shareholder circulars, board and remuneration committee meetings, employer and employee communications, trust documentation etc).
  • Providing ad hoc practical advice to clients operating their plans. Attending client meetings and speaking to clients as required to discuss the advice – we aim to act as part of the client team, to grow and develop our excellent client relationships.
  • Providing support on proposals and business development activity (e.g. preparing slides, bid responses, developing your own client relationships).
  • Assistance with preparing technical updates to send to clients and contacts, in relation to the changes of tax and legal treatment of incentives.

Key Requirements:

  • An experienced Share Schemes / Incentives Lawyer
  • A belief in delivering legal services as part of a multidisciplinary offering.
  • Good team player with excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to prioritise workload with a flexible approach, ensuring deadlines are met.
  • Clear written and verbal communication skills, making complex issues clear for clients.
  • Formal drafting experience.
  • Able to take ownership and use initiative to resolve problems.
  • A team builder who recognises the importance of creating an environment where people work well together, support each other and enjoy each other’s company.
  • Willingness to learn and deal with new ideas and technical areas.
  • Pro-active and able to take ownership of delivering projects to clients.

If you are ready for a change and meet the above criteria or you could even be someone wishing to return to the workforce after a career break, this firm offers plenty of support, coaching and help with refreshing your knowledge and skills.

Fantastic benefits and highly competitive salary on offer and flexible working will also be considered.

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