A&L Goodbody's Incentives Group includes a team of specialist lawyers, who advise on all types of employee share plans, incentive arrangements and remuneration issues in both public and private companies.

We provide commercially focused advice on:

  • The design, structure and implementation of all Revenue and non-revenue approved plans
  • Bespoke share-based incentive plans for executives
  • Adapting existing overseas plans of multinationals for Irish employees
  • Share incentives and employee incentives aspects of major corporate transactions
  • Corporate governance, regulatory and shareholder issues arising from the establishment and operation of share plans and executive remuneration programmes

We are the only law firm in Ireland to offer a dedicated trustee and administration and nomineeship service to clients. This makes the A&L Goodbody Incentives Group a unique and complete business solution for clients in this area. 

In addition, we have advised various clients including on the establishment and roll-out of new executive share plans and Revenue approved share plans e.g. Cairn Homes, Irish Continental Group, Dalata Hotel Group, DFS and Imperial Brands.

We also provide ongoing support and advice to leading public companies in a range of sectors including manufacturing (Britvic, Imperial Brands, Kellogg), hospitality & services (Dalata, Noonan), pharmaceutical (MSD, Malin, Endo, Prothena, Perrigo) and financial services (Credit Suisse, XL Catlin, Arch Capital, Travelers, JP Morgan).  We also provide advice to private and private-equity owned companies and high growth companies in a range of sectors.

Executive Remuneration in the Spotlight


  • Johnson Controls Inc.

    on its $20bn merger with Tyco plc.

  • Adient plc

    on its spin-out from Johnson Controls Inc.

  • Sumitomo Corporation

    on its €751m recommended takeover offer for Fyffes plc.

  • Verizon Communications

    on its public takeover of Fleetmatics Group plc for $2.4bn (European Corporate Deal of the Year - The Lawyer 2017)

  • Nabriva Therapeutics

    on the redomicile of its Holding Company from Austria to Ireland and its listing on NASDAQ.

  • Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board

    on its acquisition of certain business and assets from Shell in Ireland.

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