Senior executives and partners operating at the very highest levels derive huge satisfaction from the part they play in leading successful businesses. The demands of those roles are such that individuals often need specialist legal advice, whether pursuing a high profile move to a new organisation, considering a step up to the board and negotiating new contract terms or considering exit from their current organisation. Increasingly, senior executives are also faced with evolving compliance and corporate governance requirements, and sometimes scrutiny from shareholders and the general public; all areas that can give rise to the need for expert legal support.
We are one of the leading advisers to senior executives and our specialist lawyers have many years’ experience supporting "high-flyers" at critical points in their careers. Clients rely on us to help them make the strategic decisions that are right for them in the long term. We work with leaders across a range of sectors including banking, financial services, professional services, outsourcing, manufacturing, mining and retail. We act for board directors and senior managers in public and private companies, and partners and LLP members in legal and other professional services and investment firms.
We advise on partner and team moves, contract negotiations, incentive arrangements, restrictive covenants, severance negotiations and exits. We regularly support directors in potential conflict with shareholders or other members of the board, and those bringing or defending complaints. We support individuals facing regulatory investigations.
We advise also individuals and management teams investing in (often private equity backed) businesses, and executives receiving a significant proportion of their compensation package in equity.
Our breadth of experience is such that we have the technical expertise to advise you, whatever the challenge, as well as a broader understanding of the world in which you operate. We appreciate the value of a pragmatic approach to sensitive negotiations; and know how important it is to be available to respond quickly in high pressure scenarios.
We treat every relationship we develop as one for the long term. We regularly go on to work with our senior executive clients on corporate or investment matters for new ventures or in relation to property, wealth succession or family issues.