Paula Holland


I love to see companies and entrepreneurs start, grow and exit their businesses with the help of retention and incentive arrangements which keep their people engaged and driven. Hopefully a recipe for success!

+44 (0) 20 7556 4250

Paula Holland has over 20 years of experience in executive compensation and equity incentive issues both domestically in the UK and internationally. Her wide-ranging transactional and advisory practice is focused particularly on technology and life science companies. She has worked with clients ranging from start-ups to multi-nationals, both public and private, headquartered around the world. She regularly advises on the exporting of US and UK equity plans to multiple jurisdictions and can give strategic advice on the tax, securities laws and employment law issues in over 60 countries. Paula also assists remuneration committees in their determinations relating to retention and incentive arrangements for board members and senior management. 

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Excellent - she understands our needs and demands as second nature, and her speed of delivery is exceptional – Chambers UK

  • Chester College of Law
    LSF, 1993

  • Queen Mary College, London
    LLM, 1995

  • Lincoln College, Oxford
    MA, Jurisprudence, 1992

Admissions & Credentials

England & Wales

Rankings & Accolades

    Chambers UK, Employee Share Schemes

    Legal 500 UK, Human Resources – Employee Share Schemes


+44 (0) 20 7556 4250 office
+44 (0) 20 7785 9355 fax

69 Old Broad Street
London, UK EC2M 1QS