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Andrew Quayle

Partner

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
London
EC4N 6AF
United Kingdom
Languages English

Andrew is a partner in the Employee Incentives Team, specialising in the design and implementation of employee equity plans.  Although Andrew looks after a broad range of clients (from early-stage companies through to large global corporates), he has developed a unique practice supporting private-equity houses and large privately-owned companies with the creation of bespoke management incentive plans to suit their individual commercial requirements.

At the beginning of 2021, Andrew led the successful launch of the ShareReporter joint venture between CMS and a highly-experience tech team led by Mike Pewton.  ShareReporter is transforming the global share plan market through the creation of technology-led solutions, underpinned by a Worldwide database of legal and tax information which is managed by CMS.  Andrew sits as a non-executive on the board of ShareReporter, helping to shape the company’s future strategy.

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Relevant experience

  • A UK-based private equity house on the management incentive arrangements operated by each of its portfolio companies.
  • A US-based private equity house on the design and implementation of a management equity plan for UK-based employees.
  • Blue Prism on the employee share plan aspects of its £1.24bn offer from SS&C Technologies, including working alongside ShareReporter to provide support to employees across 20 jurisdictions.
  • Telit Communications on the employee share plan aspects of its £320m takeover by a company owned by funds managed by DBAY Advisors, including supporting employees across 14 countries.
  • A UK energy supplier on the operation of its global employee share option plan, supported by ShareReporter.
  • Celadon Pharmaceuticals on the design and implementation of a new Long Term Incentive plan on its AIM-IPO and the re-design of an existing Value Creation Plan.
  • A leading TV production company on its equity incentive arrangements for managers and producers.
  • A gaming company on a bespoke share arrangement for its senior management team.
  • An Australian-listed tech company on the global roll-out of its share matching plan, supported by ShareReporter. 
  • A renewable energy company on the design and implementation of a growth share arrangement for employees.
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Memberships & Roles

  • Non-executive director of ShareReporter
  • Member of Share Plan Lawyers
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Education

  • 1996 – M.A. Lincoln College, Oxford
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26/09/2022
CMS ad­vises River and Mer­cant­ile (R&M) on £155m in­vest­ment in Spring Fibre
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised spe­cial­ist in­vest­ment man­age­ment com­pany River and Mer­cant­ile on its £155-mil­lion in­vest­ment in whole­sale fibre op­er­at­or Spring Fibre.Well known as a pro­vider of...
07/09/2022
CMS ad­vises LiveScore on £50m stra­tegic in­vest­ment from Ring­i­er
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised LiveScore on a stra­tegic in­vest­ment from Swiss-based me­dia and tech­no­logy com­pany Ring­i­er, valu­ing the busi­ness at £500 mil­lion. Foun­ded in 2019 by former Gamesys...
31/08/2022
Ex­ec­ut­ive re­mu­ner­a­tion and ESG
En­vir­on­ment­al, so­cial and gov­ernance (ESG) con­sid­er­a­tions are top of the agenda for many com­pan­ies today. While ESG seeps in­to all as­pects of busi­ness, ex­ec­ut­ive re­mu­ner­a­tion is one of the areas that...
03/12/2021
CMS ad­vises Blue Prism Group on £1.24bn of­fer from SS&C Tech­no­lo­gies Hold­ings
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS is ad­vising Blue Prism Group (Blue Prism), the AIM lis­ted ro­bot­ic pro­cess auto­ma­tion soft­ware com­pany, on a re­com­men­ded cash of­fer made by US fintech com­pany SS&C Tech­no­lo­gies...
18/11/2021
CMS ad­vises on in­vest­ment in Kubrick Group
CMS has ad­vised the founders and share­hold­ers of Kubrick Group, a lead­ing pro­vider of next-gen­er­a­tion tech­no­logy con­sult­ing, on an in­vest­ment by Bowmark Cap­it­al, the mid-mar­ket private equity firm. Foun­ded...
02/09/2021
CMS ad­vises Ne­wRiver on sale of Hawthorn Leis­ure to Ad­mir­al Tav­erns
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised Ne­wRiver RE­IT plc (Ne­wRiver), a Lon­don Stock Ex­change-lis­ted real es­tate in­vest­ment trust, on its sale of the en­tire is­sued share cap­it­al of Hawthorn Leis­ure RE­IT...
28/01/2021
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...
18/12/2020
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...
16/11/2020
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...
20/08/2020
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...
29/06/2020
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...
09/06/2020
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...