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Jeremy Edwards

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Employment and benefits.


Jeremy Edwards is a partner and the head of the Employee Benefits Group in
Baker McKenzie's London office. He advises on all aspects of employee share plans and employee taxation. Jeremy has over 20 years' experience as a share plan lawyer and two years' experience as a corporate lawyer. He is currently serving on the advisory panel of ProShare and is a regular speaker at share plan conferences held in the United Kingdom. Jeremy has substantial UK experience, including implementing plans for UK-listed companies and dealing with issues arising for UK-listed companies, including advising on executive remuneration developments, UK tax issues and the position on cessation of employment and dealing with share plans in the context of corporate transactions. Jeremy has extensive experience in connection with the implementation of share plans globally and working with multinational clients.


Linklaters & Alliance 1992-98 (qualified 1994); Allen & Overy 1998-2004; Baker McKenzie 2004 to date; partner 2006.




Law Society; Share Plan Lawyers Group; ifsProShare and the Global Equity Organisation.


St. Catharines College, Cambridge


Gardening, travel.

London: Human resources

Employee share schemes

Within: Leading individuals

Jeremy Edwards - Baker McKenzie

Within: Employee share schemes

Baker McKenzie fields a 'knowledgeable and friendly team' that includes 'true subject matter experts' who are 'professional, responsive, proactive, organised and an absolute pleasure to work with'. The department handles the full spectrum of share scheme work including international share plans, senior executive remuneration work and tax advice. In a recent highlight the group assisted Prudential with the launch of its global share plan; the team also acted for DS Smith on the review and launch of its international executive share plans and advised Accenture on the incentive elements of multiple acquisitions. Jeremy Edwards heads up the team and 'provides pragmatic solutions in an easy-to-understand format'; other key individuals include Stephen Ratcliffe and associate Gillian Murdoch, who is 'a high-quality lawyer in her approach, professionalism and technical knowledge'.

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London: Risk advisory

Corporate governance

Within: Corporate governance

Baker McKenzie¬†'effectively delivers global insights across industries and various corporate governance themes'.¬†Beatriz Pess√īa de Ara√ļjo, in particular, is 'an intellectual leader', whose 'analyses are clear and understandable'. The multidisciplinary corporate governance team consists of practitioners from a wide variety of areas, including corporate, compliance, financial services, disputes and employment/employee benefits. Many individuals have previous experience of being seconded to regulators, have advised regulators as part of their practice or have served on industry working party groups. The team particularly stands out for its expertise in assisting international clients with reconciling the UK corporate governance regime with the US regime (or equivalent regimes in other countries). Its work in this space includes (among other matters) cross-border redomestications and advice to boards of emerging market companies seeking a London listing on creating a corporate governance framework. On the regulatory front, members of the team advise clients on compliance (and other issues) related to the Market Abuse Regulation, the Companies Act, the Financial Services and Markets Act and UK Corporate Governance Code, among others. Other pillars of the practice include crisis management, data protection, executive remuneration and tax governance.¬† Araujo recently provided support to the World Economic Forum on the corporate governance aspects of its Compact for Resposive and Responsible Leadership.¬†Joanna Ludlam¬†co-leads the compliance and investigations team with¬†Sunny Mann. Other key figures include¬†Helen Bradley,¬†Robert Adam,¬†Nadia Banno¬†and¬†Jeremy Edwards.

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