Matthew Findley is an employee benefits and executive compensation lawyer based in London. He advises companies in relation to the design, implementation and operation of share plans and employee incentive arrangements both in the UK and internationally.
Matthew’s experience extends to both executive plans and all-employee arrangements as well as dealing with employee benefits in the context of mergers and acquisitions, IPOs and demergers. He also has considerable experience relating to the corporate governance and investor relations issues associated with executive incentives and remuneration planning generally.
Matthew is recommended in both Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 and has been described as "an expert on global share plans" and a "smart, client-centred and proactive" practice head with a "stellar" employee benefits team. Clients have also remarked that he is "highly practical and down-to-Earth" and that he "can communicate complicated issues in a straightforward way" and that he "is very knowledgeable and always provides advice that is considered". He has also been recognised for his responsive and comprehensive client service. Matthew has also been quoted in both UK Houses of Parliament on employee share ownership and is regularly quoted in both the international and trade press on employee incentive matters.
Matthew sits on the Corporate and Regulatory Committee of the Share Plan Lawyers Group. In 2015, Matthew was named in the Tax Journal’s “40 under 40” guide to the 40 leading tax professionals based in the UK under the age of 40, who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their careers to date.
The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) published its new 2018 UK Corporate Governance Code (2018 Code) on July 16, 2018, together with revised Guidance on Board Effectiveness (guidance) which supplements the 2018 Code by suggesting good practice to assist companies in applying the 2018 Code's Principles and reporting on that application..
July 18, 2018
The Government is consulting on its proposal to introduce legislation in the Finance Bill 2018/2019 to allow individuals to claim Entrepreneur’s Relief (ER)..
March 14, 2018
Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has been advising on the world’s first tidal lagoon power station, which is proposed to be built in Swansea Bay, UK, by Tidal Lagoon Power (TLP)..
January 13, 2017
Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright is currently advising on three takeover offers for Avesco Group plc, Lavendon Group plc and Creston plc..
November 24, 2016