David Cohen is a solicitor and a prize-winning fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation. He has specialised in the area of employee share schemes for almost 30 years and is described by Chambers 2012 as "a legend in the field". David was head of the share schemes team at Norton Rose for 15 years and is now a consultant at Keystone Law.
He was a member of the government-appointed advisory group which worked with HMRC on developing EMI options in 1999 and 2000. He is now a member of the consultative committee appointed by HM Treasury in 2011 to assist the Office for Tax Simplification in its task of seeking to make employee share schemes - including EMI - simpler and fairer.
David has close links with HMRC Employee Share Schemes through his chairmanship of the Share Plan Lawyers Group which he established in 1988.
He is joint editor of the leading text book on employee share schemes and is on the editorial board of Palmers Company Law. David is a prolific writer and lecturer on employee share schemes and related topics and has written over 150 articles for the Financial Times.
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