Stephen leads the Employee Incentives team at Mishcon de Reya. He has significant experience advising on the strategy, design, implementation and compliance of UK and global employee incentive arrangements, including long term incentive plans, all-employee share plans, HM Revenue and Customs tax-advantaged plans, management incentive plans and growth share and joint ownership plans. Stephen also advises on all related corporate, tax and trusts aspects, corporate governance issues, disclosure of directors' remuneration and share dealing regulations.
In addition, Stephen works with companies on the impact that corporate actions have on their incentive arrangements and has acted on many public takeovers, mergers and acquisition, public to private transactions, initial public offerings, capital raising activities and private equity deals.
Stephen also advises on contractual disputes and tax investigations relevant to incentives arrangements.
Stephen works with a wide range of businesses across several industry sectors, including financial services, natural resources, entertainment, aerospace and transport and for companies that are listed on the London Stock Exchange, AIM and overseas exchanges, together with private equity houses, private companies and owner-managed businesses.
Stephen is a contributor to Volume 14(1)B Employment of the Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents.
This Practice Note provides a high-level review of what a limited liability company (LLC) is, the most common equity incentives awards available to LLC owners and the tax treatment and considerations of each. This Practice Note is produced in partnership with Stephen Diosi of Mishcon de Reya LLP.
This Practice Note considers phantom awards, why they may be used and the issues that need to be considered when implementing a phantom award scheme. This Practice Note has been written in partnership with Stephen Diosi of Mischon de Reya LLP.
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