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Date March 26, 2020

The Centre’s 2020 symposium will be hosted by Linklaters in London, on Thursday March 26.

The programme will be divided into three sections:

Section one will be dedicated to key aspects of tax-approved all-employee plans, share plan regulation and the Centre’s campaign for the Crown Dependencies. Presentations will include: How should all-employee share plan schemes be re-set to make them more popular with companies and employees?; CSOP, the forgotten discretionary share scheme – unlocking its potential and avoiding its hidden pitfalls; How to improve employee share plan participation rates; How can employee share plan administrators meet the threat of huge fines over data privacy breaches?; Crown Dependencies – Future relations with the UK government and the impact of Brexit, employee benefit trusts, share plan administration and fiduciary duties.

In section two we’ll examine the changed criteria for the vesting of executive equity incentives; how best to deliver them, hemmed in as they are by increasing regulation, a hostile public mood and changes to the UK Corporate Governance Code. Presentations will include: Having a laugh on shareholders? – Is executive reward running out of control? – What about the governance?; and the Revised EU Shareholders Directive.

Section three will be devoted to employee equity arrangements for SMEs, whether privately owned or listed on AIM or similar. Talks will include: Valuing your SME, so that employee shares can be issued; Why the Enterprise Management Incentive (EMI) is booming; The Employee Ownership Trust (EOT): what is it and which type companies are using it?; and employee share plan case histories.

Please see the outline programme for further details.

Delegate prices:

Practitioner Centre members: £395
Practitioner non-members: £595
delegates from plan issuer companies will be admitted free of charge.

All attendance fees quoted above are subject to UK VAT rates

A buffet lunch will be provided and participants will be invited to a drinks reception following the symposium. The Centre thanks Linklaters for hosting the 2020 British Isles symposium.

To reserve your place at the symposium please contact the team at events@esopcentre.com or call  +44 (0)207 239 4971


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March 26, 2020
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