Stephen M. Brown

Global Co-Chair, Benefits, Compensation & Employment Practice at Latham & Watkins LLP

Stephen M. Brown

Stephen M. Brown

Global Co-Chair, Benefits, Compensation & Employment Practice at Latham & Watkins LLP

Biography

Stephen Brown, a partner in Latham & Watkins’ London office, leads the Benefits, Compensation and Employment (BCE) Practice in London, and is global Co-chair of the firm’s BCE Practice.

Employment and share-based incentives, including at an international level:


Sale and purchase of business


Transfers of undertakings


Change management and downsizing projects


Executive recruitment and severance


Employee consultation

He also advises extensively on stock options and other forms of share-based compensation, including international aspects of stock-based incentivization and tax-efficient management incentives for private equity-sponsored companies.

Mr. Brown's matters have included advising:

Diageo plc on international executive employment issues
Carlyle and other private equity sponsors on tax-efficient structuring of management incentive plans for a number of their high-profile portfolio companies
Time Warner on the grant of stock options to employees in its European and Asian subsidiaries
A leading global sports apparel company on the application of the Prospectus Directive to its international stock purchase plans
Lloyds Banking Group and other leading financial institutions on the renegotiation of multi-jurisdictional outsourcing projects, including those involving employees in the UK, Europe and Far East
Yahoo! on the HR, stock option and employment aspects of its purchase of Maktoob.com, the largest internet portal operator in the Middle East. The deal was both an asset and stock purchase. We advised on the assumption of various stock options and the cash cancellation of those stock options, the transfer of employees in Dubai, Jordan, Egypt, KSA and Kuwait and the harmonization of terms and conditions of employment
Yucaipa on the employment and management incentive aspects of its purchase of Soho House group
Zipcar on its acquisition of Streetcar; and OpenTable on its acquisition of Toptable
Emaar Hotels & Restaurants on its High Court litigation with a former executive
Carlyle on the European employment, benefits and unions/works council issues in relation to its acquisition of Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics from Johnson & Johnson
Manchester United plc on the implementation of its Company Share Option Plan
A global pharma company on the downsizing of its consumer healthcare division

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Global Co-Chair, Benefits, Compensation & Employment Practice at Latham & Watkins LLP
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Latham & Watkins LLP is a full-service law firm. The firm offers services in the areas of finance, litigation, tax, banking, life sciences, private equity, real estate, government relations, employment law, and outsourcing. The firm practices in a spectrum of transactional, litigation, corporate, and regulatory areas. Latham & Watkins was established in 1934 and is based in New York, New York.

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To inspire imagination, education, and community through the global art of puppetry. The Centers performances, Museum, and workshops encourage creativity, support learning, fuel holistic development, and provide accessible, hands-on opportunities to engage in the arts.

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$5,000 - $10K
2015

To inspire imagination, education, and community through the global art of puppetry. The Centers performances, Museum, and workshops encourage creativity, support learning, fuel holistic development, and provide accessible, hands-on opportunities to engage in the arts.

$5,000 - $10K
2013

To inspire imagination, education, and community through the global art of puppetry. The Centers performances, Museum, and workshops encourage creativity, support learning, fuel holistic development, and provide accessible, hands-on opportunities to engage in the arts.

$5,000 +
2012

To inspire imagination, education, and community through the global art of puppetry. The Centers performances, Museum, and workshops encourage creativity, support learning, fuel holistic development, and provide accessible, hands-on opportunities to engage in the arts.

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DXC Technology Co. purchases Luxoft Holding, Inc.

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Merck & Co., Inc. purchases Allflex Corp. from BC Partners Ltd., PSP Investments Canada, Inc. (Private Equity)

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Letterone Investment Holdings SARL purchases Holland & Barrett Holdings Ltd. from The Carlyle Group LP (Corporate Private Equity), Alphabet Holding Co., Inc.

Awards & Honors
Admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales
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Stephen M. Brown is affiliated with Latham & Watkins LLP, The Center for Puppetry Arts

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