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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, 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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  • 1996 – M.A. Lincoln College, Oxford
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