Baker & McKenzie's Global Equity Services ("GES") practice group works with multinational employers to design, implement and maintain equity-based compensation programs, including stock option, stock purchase, restricted stock/unit and SAR plans for their employees, consultants and directors.
We provide advice regarding global tax, securities, labor, exchange control, data privacy and other legal requirements. We design equity-based compensation programs to take into account the new corporate governance and accounting environment as well as a company's international tax structure. GES attorneys are located in major U.S. and non-U.S. jurisdictions throughout Baker's global network of 67 offices, providing a seamless, one-stop approach to multi-jurisdictional offerings.
Our GES team has assisted over 350 companies offering their equity compensation plans to employees in over 130 countries. We pride ourselves on providing cutting edge and efficient advice and strategies for global equity programs. For more information please visit www.bakermckenzie.com/GES. To reach us, please email ges [at] bakermckenzie [dot] com.
In addition, the LawInContext Global Equity Helpdesk (www.lawincontext.com/globalequity) provides a database of country-specific information covering the tax and legal issues associated with global share plans in 53 countries. This online subscription service, developed with the support of GES attorneys, offers users access 24/7 to timely and comprehensive global equity compliance information.