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Gillian Parnell

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Gill Parnell is a senior associate in the Employee Benefits Group, part of the Employment Department of the London office of Baker McKenzie. She is a member of the Firm’s Global Employment and Compensation Practice Group that provides advice upon related corporate, tax and labour law issues.

Practice Focus

Gill advises on a wide variety of matters relating to employee share incentives and employment taxation, including executive remuneration. Gill assists companies with the tax and social security consequences of employees working remotely abroad or coming to work in the UK. Gill has a focus on the tax aspects of the modern workforce and, in particular, is helping clients to prepare for the changes in IR35. Gill assists UK and multinational companies with the design, implementation and administration of their UK and international share plans. She also advises on employee share incentives and executive remuneration in the context of corporate transactions. Gill has been named by Legal 500 as a "Next Generation Lawyer" in 2017 and a "Rising Star" in 2019 and 2020.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Law Society of England & Wales - Member
  • SharePlan Lawyers Group - Member
  • ProShare - Member
  • Global Equity Organisation - Member
  • ESOP Centre - Member


  • England & Wales~United Kingdom (2014)


  • English
  • German


Speaker, "Decoding the EU: Exploring Regulatory Updates in the EU," Global Equity Organization Pan European Event, November 2017