Share Schemes (Including EMIs)

Incentivisation of key employees is key to the development of any business. Whilst this can take many forms, share options and/or the promise of future equity in a business can help not only to motivate key employees but also to retain them.

We have expertise in advising on and providing the legal platform for all types of share option scheme, including enterprise management incentive share option schemes (EMIs). Working with your tax advisers, we can assist in putting together share option arrangements to meet your needs whether that be linked to an exit event or purely to the achievement of certain performance targets.

Examples include:

  • Advising on an EMI option scheme for a IT company to incentivise key employees following three rounds of seed investment
  • Advising on put and call options as part of a wider corporate transaction where the sellers of the entire issued share capital of an international company rolled-over some of the consideration into shares in the buyer

For expert legal advice on matters relating to share option schemes and EMIs, contact our specialist team today on 0800 2800 421.

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Mike Watson

Partner
Southampton

Nick Gent

Partner
Southampton

Lucy Gleisner (nee Grey)

Partner
Southampton

Mark Nixon

Partner
Bournemouth

Jamie Earley

Senior Associate
Southampton

Jonathan Sherman

Associate
Bournemouth

Jason Riley

Solicitor
Southampton

Rimini May

Solicitor
Southampton

Robert Oliver

Trainee Solicitor
Southampton