Saba Rais

Saba Rais

Saba Rais
+44 (0)2076 673651

Saba Rais is a partner in the Technology and Life Sciences groups and a member of the ERISA & Executive Compensation practice. Saba joined Goodwin in 2022.


Prior to joining Goodwin, Saba was a senior associate at Macfarlanes in London where her work included advising companies on the design, implementation and operation of a wide range of employee share plans and executive remuneration arrangements for both public and private companies. She has a particular focus on the share plan aspects of major corporate transactions, in particular takeovers and flotations. Saba advises on all share plan-related matters including tax, global, compliance, trust and nominee arrangements, administration, employment, and corporate governance issues.

Recent Experience Includes Representation of:

  • NortonLifeLock Inc., a NASDAQ-listed provider of consumer cyber safety solutions, on its recommended case and stock merger with FTSE100 company Avast plc, a leading global cybersecurity provider, in a transaction attributing an enterprise value to Avast of up to $9.2bn*
  • Epiris on an investment by global investment firm HPS investment Partners into its portfolio company Nucleus*
  • Siris Capital Group advising private equity firm Siris Capital Group, LLC on its £673m recommended bid for Equiniti Group plc.*
  • Smith & Williamson on the restructuring of Tilney merger and Warburg Pincus investment*
  • Northern Gritstone, a new investment business focused on university spinouts in the North of England on establishing incentive arrangements for its portfolio companies*
  • Michael Kors Holdings Ltd. (now Capri Holdings Ltd.) on its £896m recommended cash acquisition of Jimmy Choo*
  • Shawbrook Bank on its £868m takeover offer from a private equity firm*
  • SEGRO PLC on its rights issue to raise £573m*
  • Spotify Technology S.A. on its New York Stock Exchange IPO*
  • Farfetch Limited on its New York Stock Exchange IPO*
  • Advising the trustees of two employee benefit trusts who were the majority shareholders of Walker Books on the sale of the company to Trustbridge Global Media*
  • Advising various companies on the set up and operation of tax efficient EMI and CSOP option plans
  • Assisting listed companies with corporate governance and remuneration report disclosure requirements
  • Advising on the establishment of a management incentive plan for directors over multiple jurisdictions

*Denotes Experience prior to joining Goodwin




Birkbeck, University of London

Legal Practice Course2001

BPP Law School

Post Graduate Diploma in Law2000

BPP Law School


King’s College London



  • England & Wales