Saba Rais

Partner
Saba Rais
London

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.

Experience

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

Credentials

Education

MA2014

Birkbeck, University of London

Legal Practice Course2001

BPP Law School

Post Graduate Diploma in Law2000

BPP Law School

BSc1997

King’s College London

Admissions

Bars

  • England & Wales