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Tapestry Compliance

Work 07889 999051
London, Sheffield

Hannah Needle

Tapestry Compliance

Work Department

Global Executive and Employee Incentives


Hannah is Legal Director at Tapestry Compliance and Head of the Leeds Office. She advises companies on all aspects of executive and employee share and incentive plans, including the design and establishment of new plans, managing grants and maturities under existing plans and analysis of technical tax and legal matters. She has significant experience with both tax advantaged and non-tax advantaged arrangements and the use of employee trusts. She also advises on the impact that corporate transactions may have on a company's share and incentive arrangements.

Hannah advises many leading global companies on their global plans, advising on approaches to international due diligence, co-ordinating such due diligence projects, project-managing share and incentive plan launches and maturities overseas and dealing with relevant overseas tax and securities laws filings. 


2016 to date: Tapestry Compliance Limited
2004 - 2015: Pinsent Masons LLP
2006 - Qualified, Pinsent Masons LLP


English and French


UK Chapter Committee and Service Provider Council, Global Equity Organisation
Corporate Governance Committee, Share Plan Lawyers Group


Sheffield University (BA Law with French)
Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis (Law)

London: Human resources

Employee share schemes

Within: Next generation lawyers

Hannah Needle - Tapestry Compliance

Within: Employee share schemes

Tapestry Compliance LLP is 'easily the most specialised firm in the field' and 'provides a very professional, high-quality and responsive service that really takes the time to get to know the intricacies of its clients and their remuneration arrangements'. Practice co-head Janet Cooper OBE is 'recognised as a market leader, not only in terms of her understanding but also her ability to apply that knowledge practically' and co-head Bob Grayson receives praise as 'an experienced expert who can always be relied on'. Recent highlight include legal director Hannah Needle advising Worldpay Group on its global tax advantage plans, Grayson handling Credit Suisse's international employee incentive awards and also assisting Sage with the implementation of a new global share plan. The practice also gained multiple new clients including Fujitsu, Skyscanner and Rentokil.

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