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If ‘tis the season to be jolly, the firm’s chosen system – on track to be a hybrid of the two existing models – will aim to keep partners from both legacy firms full of tralalalala. And possibly eggnog. But like any post-merger restructure, the decision process is likely to be tough (see analysis).
Those at the top of equity at legacy Freehills, which has a performance-based modified lockstep, reportedly received an annual salary of up to AUS$1.8m (£1.02m) before bonuses in 2011/12 – enough to fill Santa’s sleigh to the brim with Christmas fleece onesies.
But sources say these top performers have been reluctant to wed with legacy Herbert Smith’s rigid eight-year lockstep, concerned any compromise could lead to a pay cut and discount store stocking fillers. “Bah! Humbug!” is what they might say on voting day.