Equity Schemes

We advise senior employees on equity related issues, whether deferred, as options, as part of an EMI scheme or as part of a bonus scheme. The treatment of equity of the termination of employment often outweighs the cash settlement.

Our recent experience includes:

  • Advising a senior trader on the potential restraint of trade objections to the termination provisions of a deferred equity scheme
  • Securing “good leaver” status for a Finance Director leaving a Hedge Fund (£1,500,000 cash value)
  • Representing many senior executives in their pre-contract negotiations relating to the deferred equity elements of bonus schemes
  • Advising a senior employee on the grant of options under an EMI scheme and the effect of a subsequent termination

If you have a query related to Equity Schemes and you would like to speak on a confidential basis to one of our solicitors, please call us on 0203 178 5360.