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Sakhee Ganatra

Managing Associate

Personal Profile

Sakhee is a Managing Associate in the Employment department. 

Sakhee has significant experience advising a range of companies across many different industry sectors and also acts for individuals. Sakhee specialises in employee reward and incentives matters and her experience includes:

  • Working with companies on their commercial strategy in relation to pay and incentives so that they develop arrangements that keep their staff engaged and driven.
  • Working with senior executives to best protect their position (on appointment or termination of employment).
  • Drafting and implementing long term incentive plans, growth share arrangements and tax advantaged plans such as EMI and CSOP.
  • Designing effective strategies to best communicate incentive plans to employees.
  • Advising on complex and bespoke reward arrangements which require "out of the box" thinking.
  • Providing training to clients on how incentive arrangements can be used to drive forward a Company's Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) targets.
  • Advising on the implementation of cross-border incentive arrangements in overseas jurisdictions.
  • Advising on public and private transactions.

Sakhee was ranked as a Rising Star in the Legal 500 2024.

Sakhee is passionate about diversity & inclusion issues and is chair of trustees of Strive which aims to increase social mobility diversity in the legal sector.

Sakhee is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and a member of the Share Plan Lawyers Group.

Key Experience

  • Acting for several high-profile (including FTSE100) executives on their remuneration and compensation arrangements on the termination of their employment.
  • Advising a large private company on the design of a creative and innovative new growth share plan and phantom plan which helped to drive forward the company's commercial strategy.  
  • Working on the incentives aspects of many of the largest and high-profile public to private transactions in the UK market.

Career History

Managing Associate, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Associate, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Associate, Travers Smith LLP
Trainee, Travers Smith LLP
History & Politics, University of Warwick.



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