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