Recruiting the right people to the right roles is a fundamental step towards achieving your commercial goals. Having an executive team that fits within your corporate ethos and approach is essential for success. As important is ensuring that the correct documentation is put in place to get the right commercial results whilst also protecting you from risk.
We regularly provide advice at board level on issues such as directors' service agreements, executive terminations and boardroom disputes. We are experienced in carrying out high-level negotiations on settlements. We work with our tax and corporate teams to provide advice on tax efficient employee benefits such as employee share schemes including long term incentive schemes, restricted share plans and enterprise management incentive schemes.
When advising on such an important and sensitive area as this our relationship with you is what matters most. We want you to trust us. To feel that we, too, understand your organisational approach and are working hard to help you get the best results; that we’re an extension of your executive team with a collaborative approach to providing clear, practical direction across both recruitment and termination. That’s where our industry experience and commercial outlook adds real value. Because we’ve taken the time to ask the right questions, we’re well placed to anticipate the circumstances on the horizon and ensure that you’re able to get the result you want.
We also advise senior executives and board directors, particularly in the financial services, media and professional practice industries. We can assist you with your contract negotiations to ensure that you enter the business on the most generous, market competitive terms and with the relevant protections in place, in case your new appointment does not proceed as well as you would have liked. We can help you to maximise your severance package on termination of employment.
We are particularly experienced in dealing with bonus disputes and team moves, restrictive covenant and garden leave issues. We also deal with shareholder disputes and are adept at handling the PR issues arising from the exit of high profile senior executives and board directors.
Whilst we aim to negotiate an amicable resolution, without the need for litigation, when litigation is unavoidable, we are experienced in bringing claims for our senior executive clients in the Employment Tribunals and High Court, and we also have an established track record of successfully defending injunction applications against departing senior executives and directors.