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Martin MacLeod

Legal Director

Martin MacLeod has over 10 years’ experience advising on the design, establishment and operation of incentive plans, including bespoke executive arrangements and all-employee share schemes.

He has a particular interest in reward in listed companies and the associated aspects of corporate governance, having advised numerous listed companies on their directors' remuneration policies and reporting obligations.

Areas of FocusEmployment
Professional QualificationsSolicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales


  • Advising a company in the Oil & Gas sector on the reward aspects of its Main Market IPO. Martin's work included the design and implementation of the company's executive share plans, as well as the grant of an all-employee award on float. Martin worked alongside the company's remuneration consultants to develop the company's first directors' remuneration policy.*
  • Advising a FTSE 100 company on the reward aspects of a reverse takeover. This included advising on the implementation of bespoke incentivisation arrangements made in connection with the transaction, as well as the roll-out and ongoing operation of a global share purchase plan following its completion.*
  • Advising an international company on the design and implementation of an award winning, all-employee incentive plan, offered in over 70 countries. Martin drafted plan documents and helped to ensure ongoing compliance with relevant local laws.*
  • Advising on the drafting and implementation of a bespoke executive value creation plan for a listed client. This included revising the company's shareholder approved directors' remuneration policy, as well as obtaining shareholder approval for the plan itself.*
  • Providing a practical training session for the remuneration committee of a FTSE 250 company on reward aspects of latest corporate governance best practice and investor expectations on executive remuneration.*

*Denotes experience from a previous firm

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • BPP Law School, Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice, 2008
  • BPP Law School, Graduate Diploma in Law, 2007
  • University of Cambridge, B.A., Hons, 2005

Prior Experience

  • 2014 - 2020, Associate Director, Big 4 firm
  • 2010 - 2014, Associate, Magic Circle law firm
  • 2008 - 2010, Trainee, Magic Circle law firm

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Share Plan Lawyers
  • ProShare