Share incentives for corporate lawyers

Share incentives for corporate lawyers guidance:

This Practice Note describes: • what corporate governance is • corporate governance for private companies • the UK approach to corporate governance in relation to share...

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Deferred share bonus: key elements Deferred share bonus plans are typically constituted by the following key elements: • they are structured as employees’ share schemes...

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This Practice Note focuses on the conditions that have to be satisfied in order for Enterprise Management Incentive (EMI) options to be granted and summarises the tax...

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This Practice Note describes: • the awards available to employees under a Share Incentive Plan (SIP) • the statutory conditions which a SIP must satisfy, and • the tax...

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This Practice Note describes: • the types of option that may be granted under a tax-advantaged Company Share Option Plan (CSOP) and a tax-advantaged Save As You Earn...

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What is a cashless exercise of options? The ‘cashless exercise’ of options or a 'cashless exercise facility' refers to the mechanism by which share options can be...

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Additional definitions Option Holders [insert list of Option Holders who are exercising their Options or refer to relevant schedule of Option Holders]; Options the...

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The Consumer Credit Act 1974 (CCA 1974), the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA 2000) and the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities...

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This Practice Note focuses on some key corporate issues that arise in the context of share incentives including: • the company law requirements that do not apply (or...

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This practice note details the obligations placed on quoted companies in respect of the establishment, implementation and operation of a deferred share bonus plan. For a...

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This Practice Note describes: • what is meant by 'disguised remuneration' • the basis of the disguised remuneration charge, and • the tax implications of a disguised...

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An earn-out is a particular way of structuring the consideration payable for the acquisition of shares in a company (the Target) where at least part of the price is to be...

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Employee benefit trusts (EBTs) are a type of discretionary trust which are primarily established to enable companies to provide shares, cash or other benefits to their...

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Relevance of the takeover code to share acquisitions by an EBT It may be necessary to consult the Takeover Panel (Panel) in certain circumstances if the trustee of an...

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Various income tax and national insurance contributions (NICs) charges can arise for an employee or director in relation to the acquisition, ownership or disposal of...

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The meaning of financial assistance—overview Financial assistance is a term defined by the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006). In summary it is any form of assistance given by...

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The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA 2000) is the principal legislation governing the financial services sector and regulating securities and investments in...

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This form is important and requires your immediate attention If you are in any doubt about the Offer, the contents of the Offer Document or Letter or the action you...

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FORTHCOMING CHANGE: The EU Fifth Money Laundering Directive (5MLD) was published in the EU official journal on 19 June 2018 and came into force on 9 July 2018. The...

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Private equity backed companies The issues facing private equity backed companies when using shares to incentivise employees are similar to those faced by all companies....

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This Practice Note provides an introduction to: • why companies have employee ownership models • the main types of share ownership models, and • issues to consider when...

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What are JSOP awards? Jointly owned shares are no more and no less than their description implies, namely shares owned jointly by an employee or director and a third...

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What is a joint venture? A joint venture (JV) is a commercial arrangement entered into by two or more independent parties whereby each party agrees to develop, often for...

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What is a joint venture? A joint venture (JV) is a commercial arrangement entered into by two or more independent parties whereby each party agrees to develop, often for...

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Understanding the impact of a corporate transaction on the company's share incentives If a company is subject to a corporate transaction, this will often have an impact...

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