Michael Carter joins Addleshaws to lead share incentives team

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UK law firm Addleshaw Goddard has announced the appointment of a new Corporate partner to help lead the firm’s City-based Share Incentives team through the next important stages of its growth.

Michael Carter joins Addleshaw Goddard after 12 years with KPMG, where he was a partner and latterly the Head of Middle Market & Regions in Executive Compensation and Incentive Planning. His role included significant responsibility for development and maintenance of client relationships. Also a member of the management team, Michael was involved with the day to day running of the national practice.

In welcoming Michael, Paul Devitt, Addleshaw Goddard Corporate Division Managing Partner said: “I am delighted that Michael has chosen to join us. His experience and track record complement our existing capability and provide us with a stronger platform from which to continue to grow and develop this important discipline. We are now well positioned to develop it as a standalone practice as well as an integral part of our transactional business.”

Michael’s experience includes reviewing remuneration and reward strategies against business objectives, compensation and performance benchmarking, designing and costing of compensation programmes, and implementation and communication of new compensation programmes. He also advises on best practice and changing legislation, designing, drafting and implementing new plans and advising on international share schemes.

Addleshaw Goddard’s Share Incentives Team is a dedicated group of experts that specialises in implementing and advising in relation to employee share plans and all areas of employee tax and incentivisation, working closely with members of the Commercial Tax Group. Following Michael’s arrival in February 2008, it will comprise two partners and a team of dedicated fee earners.

The team’s client base encompasses listed and other publicly traded companies, small and medium sized unquoted companies, non-UK companies, venture capital houses and management teams.

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