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Employee incentives, pensions and executive compensation

Eversheds Sutherland’s employee benefits, pensions and executive compensation practices work with you to create practical and innovative solutions, tailor made to your concerns. With lawyers across Europe, the United States, the Middle East and Asia, we can help you navigate this important and increasingly complex area of the law.

Experienced employee benefits, pensions and executive compensation lawyers

Our lawyers come from varied career backgrounds and have a diverse range of experience. They draw upon broad-based practical knowledge and detailed understanding of the issues that employers and service providers face. Areas we can assist you with include:

  • pensions, investments, insurance and de-risking, dispute resolution
  • defined contribution plans, including 401(k) plans
  • executive compensation, including share incentive schemes, other equity-based compensation, cash-based incentive plans and deferred compensation arrangements
  • acquisitions, business transfer, M&A and outsourcing
  • health and welfare plans, including HIPAA, COBRA and other laws
  • ERISA and other regulatory schemes, and related government audits
  • employee benefit trusts

We counsel employers on ongoing plan design and compliance, corporate transactions and negotiations with government agencies. In addition to this, we work with financial services companies with respect to retirement products and services. At Eversheds Sutherland, we also go beyond simply advising on the law. We are actively involved in shaping pensions law and policy in locations including the U.S., the UK and mainland Europe.

An experienced employee benefits, pensions and executive compensation team

Our recent experience includes:

  • implementing a stock incentive program for a global financial services company in 26 jurisdictions
  • managing pension requirements for an internationally mobile workforce, including guidance on taxation and local law requirements and establishing plans for globally mobile employees
  • assisting more than 60 financial services and retirement industry companies on compliance with transformative U.S. fiduciary regulations
  • advising a global Fortune 30 consumer products company on employee benefits and executive compensation matters
  • executing retirement benefit plan changes, closures and wind-ups in a range of different countries
  • developing creative pension-plan-funding solutions including advice on funding structures designed to utilize corporate assets to manage cashflow
  • designing and implementing bespoke stock incentive plans for companies coming to market for the first time
  • establishing tax-efficient stock incentive plans in multiple jurisdictions

Contact our employee benefits, pensions and executive compensation team

If you would like any further information or need advice on employee benefits, pensions and executive compensation, please contact our legal team.

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