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Pensions & Employee Incentives

Our highly experienced pensions and employee incentives team advises on all aspects of pensions and employee incentive arrangements. We pride ourselves on providing practical, commercial and easy to understand advice to trustees, beneficiaries and employers. Where contentious issues arise, we work closely with our litigation team to ensure that our service is seamless.


Our specialist pensions legal team have experience in advising employers, trustees, administrators and other pension professionals across a wide range of pension related matters. The evolution of pension schemes requires careful consideration to market changes, as well as changes to the employers' circumstances and the shape of their workforce. Our capabilities reflect this, allowing us to advise on all aspects of a pension arrangement, including its establishment, ongoing review, and closure and termination.

With representation on the Jersey pensions law working group, we play an active role in shaping Jersey's pensions law. Equally in our other jurisdictions, we have an in depth understanding of the domestic legislation and governing regulation.

Our clients include employers, trustees and members, both domestically and internationally and we also enjoy close working relationships with international advisers such as lawyers and accountants on cross border schemes involving the jurisdictions where we practice.

Our expertise includes:

  • Establishing, ongoing review, closing and winding up of pension schemes
  • Reviewing and amending scheme rules to ensure their compliance with legislation
  • Corporate governance issues
  • Regulatory issues, including FATCA and the common reporting standard
  • Funding issues
  • Restructuring and insolvency solutions
  • Corporate acquisitions, disposals, mergers and reorganisations
  • Legal issues relating to investments
  • Tax issues
  • Litigation
  • Pension issues on termination of employment
  • Trustee education and training

Employee Incentives

Employee incentive arrangements are a critical component in the employee and employer relationship and when deployed effectively, can drive and enhance performance. Our employee incentives team advises across a wide spectrum of arrangements including share option plans and bonus plans for both local and international clients.

Our expertise includes:

  • Establishing, structuring, ongoing review and terminating schemes
  • Working with employers to develop incentive programmes to motivate their key staff as well as meeting their commercial objectives
  • Corporate governance issues
  • Regulatory issues, including FATCA and common reporting standard
  • Corporate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, restructures and dissolutions on all forms of employee incentives
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We offer expert advice in BVI, Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey law, from our conveniently located offices across Europe, the Americas and Asian time zones in order to handle the most challenging and complex cross-border deals, disputes and investigations.