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Global Incentives

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 in 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, as well as monitoring market practice developments.

In the past 12 months, we have advised 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 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 and also our more recently launched GlobalView online tool. 


News & insights

Publications: 15 JUNE 2020

Covid–19 coronavirus and global employment law: key risks you need to be aware of – part 5

Allen & Overy’s Global Employment team held the fifth in a series of calls on the major developments of interest when workforce planning in light of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. 

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Publications: 29 MAY 2020

Conducting Covid-19 coronavirus risk assessments – Ten key issues for UK employers to consider

As UK organisations begin to think about returning to the workplace, here are ten key issues for in-house counsel and HR teams to consider when conducting risk assessments. 

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Publications: 28 MAY 2020

ESG for UK pension schemes: imminent deadlines and future changes

Pension scheme trustees are rightly focusing on key operational priorities during the current Covid-19 global health crisis – but it's important not to lose sight of a number of upcoming changes…

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Publications: 27 MAY 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus – The Rilancio Decree in force in Italy: what employers need to know

The so-called "Rilancio Law Decree," come into force on 19 May 2020, clarifies, amends or defers many provisions of the so-called previous "Cura Italia Decree".

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Many companies operate their employee equity incentive plans in more than one country, reflecting the importance of their international operations.

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