Law firm Shoosmiths has recruited tax partner Dan Sharman to head up the employee incentives practice in the tax team.
Dan joins from Osborne Clarke, where he advised a range of UK and international companies on incentives, employee benefits and payroll taxes issues. His work with clients at Shoosmiths will include the design and implementation of all types of incentive arrangements, including tax-advantaged share and option schemes, bespoke awards (including growth shares). cash-based schemes and other employee ownership structures (such as employee benefit trusts and employee ownership trusts). He will also advise on employment and payroll tax and incentives related issues arising on corporate transactions, as part of work with the wider corporate division.
In recent editions of Legal 500 and Chambers, Dan has been described by clients as delivering “practical and clear advice consistently”, and being “commercial, helpful and dedicated”. Dan is a member of the Share Plan Lawyers Group and also a qualified Chartered Tax Advisor.
Dan Sharman commented: “It is a very exciting time to be joining Shoosmiths, as it looks to increase the breadth and quality of the share options and employee incentives work to support clients. The corporate division is ambitious and I look forward to becoming a part of this exceptional tax team which enjoys a great reputation for excellence in the market.”
Tom Wilde, tax partner and head of tax at Shoosmiths, added: “It is fantastic to have Dan join the team as we further build our employee incentive capabilities. His proactive and commercial approach is aligned to the values of Shoosmiths and he will add significant value to our clients.”
Shoosmiths tax team provides pragmatic, commercial tax advice on both one-off transactions and ongoing business arrangements. Comprising of 18 lawyers, accountants and tax advisers, the team advises on UK and multi-jurisdictional transactions including mergers and acquisitions, reorganisations, restructuring and demergers; employee incentives and share schemes; EIS and VCT schemes; and real estate tax, including tax structuring of complex development projects.