Paula Holland

Partner

I love to see companies and entrepreneurs start, grow and exit their businesses with the help of retention and incentive arrangements which keep their people engaged and driven. Hopefully a recipe for success!

pholland@cooley.com

Paula Holland has more than 20 years’ experience of executive compensation and equity incentives in the UK, the US and internationally. Companies turn to Paula for advice and transactional support throughout their life cycle as they build their businesses, expand internationally and plan their exits. Paula is skilled in advising multi-nationals, both public and private, on the incentive aspects of their most strategic transactions including M&As, IPOs, and SPACs. She also assists remuneration committees in their determinations relating to retention and incentive arrangements for board members and senior management.

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Experience

  • Kredivo Agrees to SPAC Merger With VPC Impact Acquisition Holdings II 

  • Exscientia Inks Investment of up to $525 Million 

  • Calypso Technology, Inc. on its sale to Thoma Bravo 

  • Decibel on its $160 Million Agreement to Sell to Medallia Inc. 

  • Meesho’s Valuation Reaches $2.1 Billion With Latest Funding Round 

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Excellent - she understands our needs and demands as second nature, and her speed of delivery is exceptional – Chambers UK
Education

  • Lincoln College, Oxford
    MA, Jurisprudence

  • Chester College of Law
    LSF

  • Queen Mary College, London
    LLM


Admissions & Credentials

England & Wales

Rankings & Accolades

    Chambers UK, Employee Share Schemes

    Legal 500 UK, Human Resources – Employee Share Schemes