Colin has an excellent reputation as a leading employee incentives lawyer.
Colin heads the Employee Incentives and Benefits team and is based in London.
Colin acts for a wide range of international and domestic companies advising on employee share plans and tax issues for employee and director shareholders. Areas Colin deals with include advice in relation to plan design, performance targets, corporate governance, remuneration committee support, corporate law and regulatory issues; incentives aspects of acquisitions, disposals, IPOs, re-structuring and fund-raisings; tax-efficient structuring of share based incentives, PAYE/social security issues, corporate tax, HMRC negotiations and employee share ownership plan trusts; and carried interest arrangements for management of venture capital funds.
Colin is a member of the share schemes committee of the Quoted Company Alliance and sits on several adviser groups of ifsPro-Share - a leading UK "not for profit" organisation whose aim is to promote wider employee share ownership. Colin is a member of the Global Equity Organisation and of the Share Plan Lawyers Group.
Colin has specialised in employee incentives for over 22 years since he qualified as a solicitor in January 1990. Colin joined Bird & Bird in January 2006 having practiced at Clifford Chance and prior to that at KPMG.
Colin is a regular conference speaker and author on employee incentives issues. Colin contributed a substantial section on share based employee incentives in the second edition of "Internet Business Commerce and Tax" published by Jordan on 17 March 2012.