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Danny Blum

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Danny is a partner in London in our six strong team dedicated to employee incentives. He advises on all aspects of share/cash based employee incentives. He advises on the implementation of LTIPs, tax advantaged/other arrangements, EMI Schemes, SAYE Schemes, restricted stock awards, cash bonus plans and numerous bespoke arrangements designed to achieve tax efficiency. He advises listed companies, AIM companies, private companies, private equity houses and trust companies on issues relating to employee incentives generally, in takeover/MBO situations and on IPO. Danny also advises global corporations on extending their incentive plans globally.

Experience includes advising on the share scheme aspects of the takeover of Daisy Group plc, Waterlogic plc, New Look, Accumuli plc, Synarbor plc, The Capital Pubs Company plc, Nestor Healthcare Group plc, Dimension Data Holdings plc, BBP Holdings plc and Austin Reed. Danny advises Severn Trent plc, Ophir Energy plc, New Look Retail Group, Astra Zeneca, Consort Medical plc, CPP Group plc, Domino’s Pizza, Flybe Group, Elektron plc, Greene King, NewRiver Retail, and ZincOx Resources plc on all aspects of their share based incentivisation programs. Danny has advised Lloyds Banking Group, Guinness Peat Group and Heidrick & Struggles on incentive arrangements and has advised US corporations such as Premiere Global, Alere Inc, Peabody Energy Corporation, Sally Beauty Holdings and Wolverine World Wide Inc. on extending stock awards to the UK and EMEA. Danny advises numerous financial institutions on bespoke incentive arrangements, including Threadneedle, Kleinwort Benson and Cofunds. Finally, Danny advised on share incentives in connection with the admission of Eurocell plc to the Main List and both Waterlogic plc and NewRiver Retail Limited to trading on AIM.

Chambers UK 2015 comments: Danny "is adept at dealing with international advisory and transactional share scheme matters"

He is a member of the Share Plan Lawyers Group, is on the Share Schemes Experts Committee of the Quoted Company Alliance and is on the Employment Tax Committee of the CBI.





London: Human resources

Employee share schemes

Within: Employee share schemes

Mathew Gorringe leads the national team at Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP from its Leeds office, with clients also singling out London team head Danny Blum as 'a truly outstanding lawyer with unmatched client service and commerciality and exceptional technical expertise'. The team has notable experience advising on the implementation of international incentive arrangements; Gorringe recently assisted PPD Global with an offer to its employees across 21 jurisdictions, while Blum acted for Shell on the share scheme elements of its acquisition of First Utility and also handled the incentive aspects of Altrad Investment Authority's acquisition of Cape.

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