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Pensions and Reward

Our employment lawyers can advise and guide your organization in how to properly reward and motivate management and staff at all levels while satisfying other stakeholder needs. 

Operating across Africa and drawing on international resources, our team comprises pensions, employment lawyers and tax advisers available to help you develop and implement cost-efficient rewards, compensation arrangements and stock-based incentive schemes. We tailor solutions to each client’s unique HR and corporate strategy. 

Our people work at the heart of the pensions and reward world: DLA Piper is one of the few law firms with the global experience and local capability to deliver a fully coordinated cross-border service. 

Local insight, global resources: we combine a strong local presence with the resources of one of the world’s biggest employment law practices. On-the-ground teams in 20 African countries understand the specific political, cultural, regulatory and economic landscape in the region. 

Key capabilities include: 


  • practical, commercial advice combining technical knowledge with a solutions-driven approach
  • we cover every aspect of pensions from scheme design and advisory onwards, including the creation, operation, regulation and restructuring of all types of pension funds in the private and public sector
  • we advise on all aspects of compliance, management, disputes, litigation, restructuring, mergers, acquisitions and other transactional work, regularly acting for employers and scheme trustees

Compensation and Benefits

  • creating appropriate compensation arrangements and employee benefit and equity incentive plans
  • we cover the full range of arrangements, cross-border as needed, including employment, severance and change-in-control or change-of-control agreements, and stock option, equity and other incentive plans
  • supporting compliance with changing complex rules on tax, pensions, employment and securities laws
  • we also advise on executive and employee bonus plans and profit-sharing arrangements 

Please contact us to discuss how we can help you to achieve your objectives.