Pierson joins the firm from Clifford Chance, where she was a director in the incentives group for more than four years. Prior to this, she was senior counsel at Virgin Media and previously worked at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Bowman Gilfillan.
Pierson advises both public and private companies in the UK and internationally on all aspects of executive remuneration, share schemes and incentives issues. She has a special focus on providing advice on the implementation and operation of global share plans.
Pierson has extensive experience in advising on corporate governance issues relating to remuneration and incentives, the use of employee benefit trusts (EBTs), the impact of corporate transactions such as initial public offerings, takeovers, and rights issues on share plans, and remuneration issues for financial institutions. She also has 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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