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London: Human resources

Employee share schemes

Within: Employee share schemes

Squire Patton Boggs has seen substantial growth in its employee share plans work through the recruitment of Liz Pierson from Clifford Chance LLP. The practice focuses on the international aspects of incentives work, with recent mandates including establishing a global all employee share purchase plan across 25 jurisdictions for LivaNova, acting for GB Group on the expansion of its existing international savings-related employee share plan, and advising Lifebit Biotech on its new EMI option plan. Other clients include Keywords Studios, Luceco, Low & Bonar and West Corporation. Patrick Ford is also a key name to note.

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North West: Corporate and commercial

Corporate tax

Within: Leading individuals

Patrick Ford - Squire Patton Boggs

Within: Corporate tax

Squire Patton Boggs¬†handles a range of transactional mandates (often with a cross-border element) encompassing corporate finance, private equity and property transactions. The team also handles employment tax matters, and pensions-related tax work, and has expertise across the renewable energy, recruitment, technology, chemicals, real estate, sports and leisure sectors. Highlights for the team included advising Hometrack and its shareholders on the ¬£120m sale of the property data company to Zoopla and advising LMAX and its majority shareholder on the demerger of one of LMAX‚Äôs businesses into a separate company, which involved the reorganisation of the group and the purchase of shares from a listed minority investor. It also advised 118 Group and its owners and management on the ¬£72m sale of the data services company to a buyer funded by Pricoa Capital. ‚ÄėExceptional‚Äô team head Patrick Ford¬†is recommended alongside¬†associate and chartered tax adviser Victoria Carpenter.

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