We advise on all forms of corporate actions including takeovers, IPOs, capital raisings and demergers. Notable examples include the acquisition of Sky by Comcast, British American Tobacco's acquisition of Reynolds America Inc. and the sale of Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s global asset management business.
We advise financial institutions on the regulatory requirements governing their remuneration arrangements, including the requirements of the Banking Executive Accountability Regime (BEAR), as administered by APRA, and the current and proposed UK remuneration codes (CRD, IFPR, AIFMD, UCITS V and Solvency II), as implemented by the PRA / FCA. We advise a wide range of retail and investment banks, asset managers, broker-dealers and insurers.
Share plans and incentives
We advise our clients on all aspects of implementing and operating cash and equity incentive plans including in relation to taxation, employment, regulatory and reporting aspects. We also provide advice on design and best practice.
Implementing incentive plans globally
We provide support to our global clients on the implementation and operation of incentive plans on a worldwide basis, including drafting plan documentation and providing legal, tax, exchange control and securities advice.
Head Office / Corporate Governance Advisory
We assist our clients in navigating the latest developments in corporate governance including malus and clawback arrangements, executive shareholding requirements and remuneration reporting, together with market disclosure advice and shareholder approvals. Our listed clients include BHP, British American Tobacco, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Man Group, Telstra, Transurban and Woodside.