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Emma Bailey

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Fox Williams LLP

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Tax and incentives.


Emma heads the tax and incentives practice at Fox Williams LLP. She has extensive experience advising UK and overseas clients including listed companies, mid-tier corporates, owner managed businesses, partnerships and LLP’s and individuals in a wide range of business sectors, including travel and leisure, real estate, banking, financial services, technology and digital, and fashion. She advises on a broad range of tax matters, including in the context of public and private UK and cross-border M&A and private equity transactions, public listings and offerings, corporate re-organisations and restructurings, inward and outbound investment and property and other financings. Emma has considerable experience advising on tax issues affecting entrepreneurs (including venture capital tax schemes), a specialism in employee share schemes and management incentive arrangements, and works closely with Fox Williams’ professional practice and employment groups advising on tax issues arising in the context of partnerships and LLPs, and the remuneration of employees, directors and partners.


Trainee solicitor Cameron Markby Hewitt (now CMS Cameron McKenna) 1995; associate Freshfields 1997; counsel Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer 2006; partner Fox Williams LLP 2010. Publications include: contributions to ‘PLC Tax’, ‘Tolley’s Tax Planning’, ‘Tolley’s Guidance’ and ‘Xpert HR’.


Law Society of England and Wales; Share Plan Lawyers Group; Quoted Companies Alliance; member of Tax Committee and Share Schemes Committee.


Keble College, Oxford (honours degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics); College of Law Chester.


Reading, cycling, skiing/snowboarding, tennis.

London: Human resources

Employee share schemes

Within: Employee share schemes

Fox Williams LLP's 'knowledgeable and effective' department fields a team of 'talented' individuals including team head Emma Bailey, who is 'a thoughtful and competent tax lawyer with excellent industry insight'. The group is particularly noted for its advice to smaller listed and private companies on bespoke unapproved equity incentive arrangements and handling corporate support work. Recent mandates include assisting Anthesis Consulting Group on the introduction of an equity incentive structure for its senior management and employees, advising QiO Technologies on its option schemes across multiple jurisdictions, and acting for Jonas Computing on the incentive elements of its acquisition of Blayhall Marine. Punter Southall Group, Four Seasons Ventures and Constellation Software are also clients.

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