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International share plans

The share plans team at Pinsent Masons enjoys a formidable reputation advising clients on both UK and international equity-based plans. A great testament to this are the prestigious UK Pro Share awards won by some of our clients in this field.

We work with clients in the UK and elsewhere who are looking to offer equity awards in a number of different jurisdictions and also with non-UK companies who are extending plans to individuals in the UK.

Share Plans for Multinational Employers
Offering Share Plans to UK Employees

Our particular expertise lies in guiding our clients from the inception of the desire to reward overseas employees with equity awards, through to the processes necessary to settle the formal documents and procedures. At the outset, we will work with you to identify your objectives, conduct a necessary assessment of your commercial attitude towards risk and agree with you an orderly and cost-effective approach to the project. This will include settling the all-important action plan – an implementation timetable which breaks down into manageable portions all the necessary steps and decisions which need to be taken and the parties responsible for actioning each step.

We will help you plan the project from conception to launch, co-ordinating the input of all parties, from overseas advisers, administrators, banks, and translators to the printers. We will also ensure that any post-launch and ongoing matters are dealt with swiftly and efficiently.

Are you looking for concise, cost-effective and easy to read advice?

At Pinsent Masons, we have developed techniques that ensure you receive succinct, yet thorough cost-effective local advice. We provide the advice in an easy-to-read format, highlighting the steps for action.

Over the years, we have forged strong working relationships with overseas legal advisers who have detailed knowledge of how equity incentives operate locally. Working with people who know what they are doing can save time and, ultimately, cost. At the same time, we are aware that you may have strong preferences for using your existing overseas advisers. We are happy to work with your appointed advisers too.

We will help you plan and project manage the launch, operation and eventual maturity of a plan in multiple jurisdictions.