Robert Collard Partner

Rob specialises in employee share schemes and incentives and heads up the Macfarlanes remuneration practice. He advises both listed and unlisted clients on the design, operation and implementation of option plans and other employee share schemes (including the tax and regulatory aspects).

Rob also advises management teams and deals with the share schemes aspects of M&A transactions.

Rob has a wide range of clients but has a particular focus on the financial sector. His team covers all aspects of law relating to employee share schemes and incentives, including employment, tax, trust law and regulatory issues.  He has particular experience in tax efficient plans, including SAYE option plans, EMI options, CSOPs and SIPs. Rob also advises on the share schemes aspects of high profile international transactions. Rob is a member of the Share Plan Lawyers Group.

What people are saying


"Robert Collard advises listed and unlisted companies on implementing share schemes. He also provides advice on issues relating to corporate transactions and is considered to be particularly strong in that area by clients."

Chambers UK 2016

"Clients appreciate his collaborative approach, and his commercial focus. One source said: 'He reaches an opinion which is helpful. He is a trusted ally of the business'."

Chambers UK 2015

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