Paul Randall

Paul Randall

Senior Counsel

Email [email protected]​

Phone +44 20 7296 5933

Fax +44 20 7296 2001


Practice groupCorporate & Finance

"Very knowledgeable about his subject area" and "a realist who provides sound advice and counsel."

Chambers UK, 2020

Paul Randall is a senior counsel in our Employee Share Incentives team.  He brings nearly 30 years of City experience.  Over this time, he has advised numerous UK and overseas companies, listed and unlisted, on the corporate, tax and regulatory aspects of the design, implementation and operation of domestic and multi-national employee share plans, employee benefit trusts and executive remuneration.  He has also advised in the context of many corporate transactions, including IPOs, takeovers, reverse takeovers, buyouts and general M&A.

Paul is chairman of the Corporate and Regulatory Committee of the Share Plan Lawyers Organisation and a member of the editorial board of Executive Compensation Briefing.

Awards and recognitions


Hall of Fame, Employee Share Schemes
Legal 500


Employment: Share Schemes & Incentives
Chambers UK

Education and admissions


King's College London

The University of Law


City of London Lawyers

ESOP Centre

Global Equity Organisation


Law Society

Share Plan Lawyers

Representative experience

Advising Time Out Group on their IPO

Advising Virgin Media on their merger with Liberty Global

Advising SABMiller on their merger with ABInBev

Advising SoftCat on their IPO

Advising Cambian Group on their IPO

Advising Domino Printing Sciences on their acquisition by Brother Industries

Advising Atlantis Resources on their IPO

Advising Xchanging on multiple hostile bids

Advising Vectura on their acquisition of Skypharma

Advising Markit on their IPO

Advising Aveva on their proposed reverse takeover by Schneider Electric

Advising Merlin Entertainment on their IPO

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