Addleshaw Goddard has announced the appointment of leading incentives and tax specialist, Jonathan Fletcher Rogers, to lead its Employee Incentives team within the Firm's Employment and Incentives Group.

Jonathan will join the London based practice on the 12th December, arriving from specialist employment and incentives firm, Abbiss Cadres LLP where he was a partner. Prior to joining Abbiss Cadres, Jonathan spent over 10 years in the share incentives practice at Allen & Overy LLP.

Jonathan has experience in advising both FTSE main market and AIM listed companies on a broad range of employee incentives work, encompassing standalone advice on share and cash incentives as well as remuneration and corporate governance matters. He has also worked with a number of private companies both in the UK and US, ranging from start-ups to more established businesses. Jonathan has significant experience advising on the incentive aspects of corporate deals, including AIM and NASDAQ flotations, private equity and other M&A transactions, and whilst at Abbiss Cadres Jonathan has been the main adviser to a number of other law firms providing them with share incentives coverage on both transactions and standalone matters for their clients.

Commenting on the hire, AG's Head of the Employment and Incentives Group Michael Leftley, said: "Our Employee Incentives team is an important element of our full service offering to our corporate clients, as well as a stand- alone advisory service. In addition, Jonathan has a good history of working with PLC clients, which will complement our existing relationships, as well as bringing in new opportunities to the firm. He will add real value to the team and I am delighted he has decided to join us."


Notes to editors

AG's Employee Incentive team is acclaimed for its forward thinking approach, and utilises specialist technical knowledge and practical experience to guide the delivery of pay and reward structures and incentive plans, and advise corporate transactions on the rights of participants.

The team has extensive experience in all areas of employee incentives built up over many years of practice, servicing clients in the UK and overseas. The team works on corporate transactions, alongside bespoke advisory projects for both listed and private companies.

Recent matters include:

  • Creston plc, the listed digital marketing communications group, on a recommended takeover by DBAY, an international asset management firm, for an offer value of £75.8 million.
  • GVC Holdings PLC on its £1.1billion reverse takeover of
  • The principal shareholders of Go Outdoors on the £112,303 ,000 sale of that company to JD Sports Fashion plc

The team's work has also recently included advising Dixons Carphone plc, GVC Holdings plc, Britvic plc, Capita plc and various other FTSE 250, AIM and private equity-backed companies in relation to their remuneration and employees' share schemes.