Liz Pierson resigns from Clifford Chance to join Squire Patton Boggs’ Tax Strategy & Benefits Practice Group in London

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Squire Patton Boggs has appointed Liz Pierson as a partner in its Tax Strategy & Benefits Practice Group in London. Ms. Pierson joins the firm from Clifford Chance LLP where she was a director in the Incentives group.

Ms. Pierson advises on all aspects of executive remuneration, share schemes and incentives issues for both public and private companies in the UK and internationally. Providing advice on the implementation and operation of global share plans is a key focus of Ms. Pierson’s work. She is experienced in advising on corporate governance issues relating to remuneration and incentives, the use of employee benefit trusts (EBTs), the impact of corporate transactions (such as IPOs, takeovers, and rights issues) on share plans, and remuneration issues for financial institutions. She also has significant experience in advising on incentives for private equity portfolio companies, including acquisitions and disposals, incentives for management and the “unwinding” of EBTs.

Bernhard Gilbey, Tax Strategy & Benefits Practice Group Leader, commented: “We’re very pleased to welcome Liz to the group and the firm. Our work on incentives for FTSE 100 and 250 and Fortune 500 companies has been a strategic focus for the practice for some time. Technically-sophisticated and with knowledge of the tax and regulatory environment for share incentives in key jurisdictions around the world, Liz is ideal to lead our share schemes and remuneration team as we continue to expand.”

“I look forward to working with the team here,” added Liz Pierson. “Squire Patton Boggs has a broad range of expertise across its international platform and is well positioned to advise on areas of key interest to clients such as corporate governance, remuneration and regulatory compliance.”

Squire Patton Boggs’ global Tax Strategy & Benefits Practice has a dedicated employee benefits and executive compensation team that supports corporate and institutional clients across a range of industries in designing and implement executive compensation plans across multiple jurisdictions. The team’s blog – Compensation and Benefits – Global Insights – combines the expertise and knowledge of the Tax Strategy & Benefits, Labor & Employment and Pensions Practice Groups, to share thought leadership and best practice relating to remuneration and benefits for global executives, directors and other staff.

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