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We have real insight and up-to-date knowledge of current market equity and reward trends.

Staying on top of frequent changes in legislation and market practice is a crucial part of any employer's business and fundamental to managing reputational risk, particularly for remuneration committees. Our global team of over 120 incentives experts, based across our network of more than 40 offices specialises in the key aspects of this area such as tax, company, securities and regulatory law, and monitors market practice developments.

We regularly advise on the operation of share plans in approximately 75 jurisdictions, ranging from Azerbaijan to Australia. Our global offices and our network of relationship firms enables us to offer our clients outstanding global coverage. We work seamlessly in collaboration with our employment, corporate and banking colleagues to ensure that our clients receive the highest quality advice. Experienced in share plan design, we regularly advise clients on the impact of corporate transactions on share plans. Our proactive analysis of market practice and data enables us to provide our clients with practical and commercial expert advice. 

We are constantly seeking ways to be innovative and develop online tools to assist our clients to work as efficiently as possible. This includes our leading product Global Shareweb.

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Publications: 19 OCTOBER 2020

The FCA’s 5 conduct questions: Translating theory to practice

The FCA has published its “Five Conduct Questions” report for 2020, highlighting key observations and issues with respect to firms’ conduct and culture programmes

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Publications: 15 OCTOBER 2020

Covid-19 update: Reduction of variable remuneration in respect of the Covid-19 pandemic – Questions we are being asked in Germany

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused immense economic damage. During the first quarter of 2020 only, German economic output dropped by 10.1%, leading to considerable revenue losses for German companies.…

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AGMs and Annual Reports - what you need to know this year

Publications: 13 OCTOBER 2020

Podcast: AGMs and Annual Reports: What you need to know this year

In this podcast our team of A&O experts cover the key issues company secretaries and their teams need to think about when preparing for their next AGM and Annual Report.

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News: 08 OCTOBER 2020

SAP acquires cloud-based customer engagement platform provider Emarsys with Allen & Overy's assistance

A highly international, cross-practice team of Allen & Overy LLP advised SAP SE on the agreement for the acquisition of Emarsys.  The company, which was founded in Austria, is a leading cloud-based…

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