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About Y. Regina Erie

Regina specializes in executive compensation, incentives and corporate governance matters, with a particular focus on multi-jurisdictional issues.

As a US qualified attorney based in the UK, with years of experience in Asia, Regina advises corporate clients on a broad range of incentives and executive and employee compensation issues in the context of complex cross-border transactions. Her advisory work includes executive hirings and terminations, the design and implementation of compensation schemes, and compliance with corporate governance requirements for a range of US-, UK- and Asia-based public and private companies.

Prior to joining Freshfields, Regina practiced in the New York office of another international law firm where she advised US-based corporations on their executive compensation and benefits matters, and also spent two years in Beijing where she focused on capital markets transactions.

Recent work

Regina's experience includes advising:

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • GXO Logistics on its £762 million recommended cash offer for Wincanton plc;
  • Neptune Energy and its shareholders, Carlyle, CVC, CIC and management, on the US$4.9 billion sale of the Neptune Energy group (excl German business), and the inter-conditional sale of the Norwegian business;
  • Rentokil Initial plc on its US$6.7 billion acquisition of Terminix Global Holdings, Inc.;
  • Ted Baker plc on its £211 million recommended cash acquisition by Authentic Brands Group;
  • Vivo Energy PLC on its US$2.3 billion recommended cash acquisition by Vitol Group;
  • Parker-Hannifin Corporation on its £6.3 billion recommended cash acquisition of Meggitt PLC;
  • DNO ASA on its successful hostile takeover bid for Faroe Petroleum;
  • Barrick Gold Corporation on its US$18 billion merger with Randgold Resources Limited;
  • Compagnie Générale des Établissements Michelin SCA on its recommended all-cash offer for London-listed Fenner plc;
  • Anheuser-Busch InBev on its £79 billion merger with SABMiller;
  • Henderson Group plc on its all-share merger with Janus Capital Group Inc. and the related post-merger share plan and compensation matters;
  • Aberdeen Asset Management PLC on its £11 billion merger with Standard Life plc;
  • A leading multinational specialty chemicals company on its US$5 billion spinoff and the preparatory carve-out steps;
  • A leading online real estate company on a stock-for-stock acquisition valued at US$3.5 billion; and
  • Private equity firms on their acquisitions and disposals of portfolio companies.

Capital Markets

  • Trainline and its majority shareholder KKR on its IPO and London listing;
  • Vivo Energy on its IPO and London and Johannesburg dual listing, the first dual IPO on those exchanges;
  • Bakkavor on its IPO and London listing;
  • Phoenix Group Holdings on share plan issues in connection with its rights issue to raise £735 million; and
  • A leading commercial bank in China on its US$22.1 billion Rule 144A/Regulation S global IPO and dual listing of H shares and A shares, the world’s largest-ever IPO at the time of listing.


  • FTSE 100 companies on directors’ remuneration and share scheme matters;
  • U.K.-incorporated, U.S.-listed companies on U.K. and U.S. governance, remuneration and executive employment issues;
  • Private equity firms on designing of incentive structures for portfolio companies;
  • U.S. domestic issuers on registration statements, periodic filings, proxy statements and other compliance matters; and
  • Asia- and Europe-based foreign private issuers on their SEC disclosure and governance obligations.


Regina received her Juris Doctor degree from Columbia Law School where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and the Editor-in-Chief of Columbia Journal of Asian Law, and her Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, from Cornell University.

Regina is admitted to practice in New York State.