Chris advises on remuneration planning, including a range of structures and industries, but with a particular focus on private equity and financial services. This includes share-based arrangements, trusts and partnership planning. He has experience advising a number of FTSE 250 remueration committees on broader pay and governance, and shareholder relations issues.
Because much remuneration planning involves giving individuals an ownership interest in a business Chris also advises on a large number of transactions, notably PE-backed deals and IPOs. He covers all tax consequences fror owner-managers, including capital gains tax (including e.g. entrepreneur's relief), inheritance tax, debt instruments, earn outs, transactions in securities etc.
Chris has Tax Champion responsibilities for Management Buy-Outs, Transactions in Securities, Sale of Companies and EMI/Share Incentives. He is also a member of the firm's Tax Technical Committee.