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Ras is a partner in the remuneration practice. With more than 15 years’ experience, he specialises in all aspects of UK and international employee and executive incentive arrangements.

Ras’s practice includes the design, implementation and operation of a wide range of employee share plans and executive remuneration arrangements as well as the treatment and negotiation of incentives in the context of corporate transactions.

He advises on all share plan-related matters including individual and corporate tax and structuring, global regulatory compliance, trust and nominee arrangements, plan administration, data protection and employment issues. Ras has a particular focus on corporate governance and remuneration disclosure for listed companies and, having spent time on secondment with one the largest UK banks, also advises on UK and European remuneration regulation within the financial services sector.

Ras is a member of the Share Plan Lawyers Group and on the Steering Committee of the Employee Share Ownership Plan (ESOP) Centre. He is also qualified as a US Certified Equity Professional (CEP).


Qualified 2006; partner 2022

Lawyer Rankings

London > Employment > Employee share schemes

(Next Generation Partners)

Rasmus BerglundMacfarlanes LLP

Large listed and private companies, trustees and start-ups turn to Macfarlanes LLP for assistance with the design, implementation and operation of employee share plans and incentive arrangements. In addition to its growing presence in the financial services sector, the group is noted for its expertise in linking ESG metrics to performance-based remuneration, which makes it a popular choice for private equity houses and fund managers. Heading the team is Robert Collard, who is ‘able to bring share scheme experience together with the financial service context and regulatory considerations’. Rasmus Berglund, who was made partner is May 2022, is another name to note.