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Andrew Quayle

Andrew Quayle


CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
United Kingdom
Languages English

Andrew is a partner in the Employee Incentives Team.  Andrew specialises in employee incentives and rewards. He works with a broad spectrum of UK-based clients, ranging from FTSE 100 companies to smaller private companies and start-ups. Andrew also has a wealth of experience in helping international companies with the extension of their share plan arrangements into multiple jurisdictions.

Andrew has a particular flair for delivering innovative incentive solutions in private companies, with a focus on companies in the technology and media sectors.

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Relevant experience

  • ITV, Imagination, Cineworld, Telit and CityFibre on the implementation and operation of their share plans.
  • A listed retail company on the design and implementation of a complex earn-out arrangement for the management team of a recently acquired technology business.
  • A gaming company on a bespoke share arrangement for the senior management team.
  • A TV production company on a staff share pooling arrangement and a growth share plan.
  • A national construction company on a growth share arrangement.
  • A global media company on a complex earn-out arrangement.
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  • 1996 – M.A. Lincoln College, Oxford
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  • Member of Share Plan Lawyers
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28 January 2021
Board and Seni­or Exits for Lis­ted or Reg­u­lated Com­pan­ies
Wel­come to the third in our Ex­ec­ut­ive Re­mu­ner­a­tion series. In this up­date, we provide guid­ance for com­pan­ies man­aging the de­par­ture of a seni­or em­ploy­ee. There ex­ists a myri­ad of is­sues to be con­sidered...
18 December 2020
Ex­ec­ut­ive Re­mu­ner­a­tion: Board and Seni­or Ap­point­ments for Lis­ted or Reg­u­lated...
In this art­icle, the second in our series on Ex­ec­ut­ive Re­mu­ner­a­tion, we provide guid­ance for or­gan­isa­tions con­sid­er­ing new seni­or ap­point­ments, po­ten­tially to take a new dir­ec­tion in the wake of COV­ID...
16 November 2020
Ex­ec­ut­ive Re­mu­ner­a­tion in a post-Cov­id world
This is the first in our new series fo­cus­ing on Ex­ec­ut­ive Re­mu­ner­a­tion. In this up­date we look at Ex­ec­ut­ive Re­mu­ner­a­tion dur­ing the pan­dem­ic and con­sider some of the key points that or­gan­isa­tions should...
20 August 2020
Work­ing re­motely – can em­ploy­ees work over­seas?
Since the glob­al pan­dem­ic took hold earli­er this year, many of­fice based em­ploy­ees have been work­ing re­motely. For the vast ma­jor­ity of staff this means work­ing from home but in­creas­ingly em­ploy­ees have...
29 June 2020
COV­ID-19 and Em­ploy­ee Share Plans - En­ter­prise Man­age­ment In­cent­ives up­date
In­tro­duc­tion The COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic has im­pacted the op­er­a­tion of the vari­ous tax-fa­voured em­ploy­ee share plans in the UK. HM­RC has pre­vi­ously pub­lished a bul­let­in to ad­dress some of these is­sues (see...
09 June 2020
COV­ID-19 and Em­ploy­ee Share Plans- HM­RC’s re­sponse
In­tro­duc­tion The COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic has im­pacted the op­er­a­tion of the vari­ous tax-fa­voured em­ploy­ee share plans in the UK. The eagerly awaited HM­RC bul­let­in has now been pub­lished, which ad­dresses some...
01 May 2020
COV­ID-19 is­sues for re­mu­ner­a­tion com­mit­tees
Re­mu­ner­a­tion com­mit­tees have a dif­fi­cult bal­ance to strike between re­tain­ing and in­centiv­ising seni­or ex­ec­ut­ives to lead com­pan­ies in this dif­fi­cult time and en­sur­ing pay out­comes are aligned with in­vestors...
21 January 2019
En­tre­pren­eurs’ Re­lief: good news at last
In an at­tempt to con­tin­ue the sea­son­al spir­it, we have some good news in re­la­tion to En­tre­pren­eurs’ Re­lief (“ER”). There has been ma­jor con­cern that a lot of man­age­ment and em­ploy­ee share­hold­ers...
30 October 2018
Budget 2018: Changes to En­tre­pren­eurs’ Re­lief
In yes­ter­day’s Budget, the Chan­cel­lor in­tro­duced a num­ber of changes to En­tre­pren­eurs’ Re­lief which may have im­me­di­ate, sig­ni­fic­ant and ex­pens­ive im­plic­a­tions for any­one who is hop­ing to qual­i­fy for...
30 October 2018
En­tre­pren­eurs’ Re­lief - hold­ing peri­od for dis­pos­al of “rel­ev­ant EMI shares”
The Chan­cel­lor has an­nounced a num­ber of changes in re­spect of the right to claim En­tre­pren­eurs’ Re­lief (ER) in yes­ter­day’s Budget. For dis­pos­als on or after 6 April 2019, the min­im­um peri­od through­out...
30 August 2018
CMS ad­vises Ad­vance on Stage En­ter­tain­ment ac­quis­i­tion
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised Ad­vance/Ne­w­house Part­ner­ship (“Ad­vance”), a di­ver­si­fied, fam­ily-owned com­pany that op­er­ates and in­vests in a broad range of me­dia, com­mu­nic­a­tions and tech­no­logy...
3 August 2018
CMS ad­vises lead­ing In­ter­net-of-Things pro­vider Arkessa in deal with ECI...
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised on the man­age­ment buy­out of Arkessa, the lead­ing In­ter­net-of-Things (“IoT”) man­aged ser­vices pro­vider, to private equity firm ECI Part­ners. Arkessa en­ables en­ter­prises...