Liz Pierson is a partner in the Tax, Strategy & Benefits Practice. She advises on executive remuneration and incentives issues for both public and private companies. Liz has experience in advising on corporate governance issues relating to remuneration and incentives, remuneration for financial institutions and on the impact of corporate transactions on share plans (e.g. IPOs, takeovers, rights issues). She also has significant experience in advising on incentives for private equity portfolio companies, including acquisitions and disposals, incentives for management and the “unwinding” of EBTs.

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    • Advising on complex employee benefit trust arrangements as part of the disposal by a private equity firm of a major portfolio company.
    • Advising a FTSE 100 company subject to a take over on proposed reward arrangements for directors and senior management during the takeover period; and the impact of the takeover on the company's share plans.
    • Advising a number of UK and non-UK financial institutions on compliance with the PRA/FCA Remuneration Code, AIFMD and UCITS including the application of proportionality and compliance with the PRAs buy out rules.
    • Advising a major investment bank on the operation of its share plan globally, including the UK.

    Education

    • University of the Witwatersrand, B.A.
    • University of the Witwatersrand, LL.B.

    Admissions

    • England and Wales, 2003
    • South Africa, 2002

    Languages

    • English
    • Afrikaans
    • Recommended in Chambers UK 2018 for Employee Share Schemes & Incentives, UK-wide
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