Tax, Legal, Accounting
International Equity Compensation in the High Profile World of Corporate Governance: How to Establish and Operate Globally Compliant Stock Plans
In the face of increased scrutiny and risks for conducting business operations in a manner that meets ever changing internal and external legal, regulatory, governance and tax requirements, multinational companies are being forced to address complex, diverse and risky issues that are raised when granting equity around the world—all while working with smaller budgets, fewer resources and greater expectations for "gett
Just When You Thought It Was SAFE: Updates on China SAFE Approval and Post-Approval Requirements
Even after you’ve secured SAFE approval in China for your equity programs, you may not be completely safe from SAFE. Here to offer valuable tips on the requirements, considerations and issues arising after a company secures SAFE approval are industry experts from Baker & McKenzie, Amazon and Oracle.
Operating Clawbacks in a Global Context
Companies everywhere are continuing to make variable pay, such as deferred bonus payments and share awards, subject to clawback provisions. However, clawbacks raise a number of difficult issues, including whether they are even enforceable. Each country has different rules related to the, which makes it challenging—in a global context—to have a consistent approach.
Executive Pay in a Bind - Share-Based Pay in the UK after the Binding Vote
The UK coalition government is making significant changes to how remuneration policy is being described and will be giving a binding vote on future policy to shareholders. As a result, remuneration committees, consultants and other advisers will all have new related challenges.
Where Did We Go Wrong? Lessons Learned on Plan Governance and Discrimination in Germany and the UK
In this session a team of experts will provide practical examples of plan governance gone awry and draw out key lessons for employers in this area. This session will focus on discrimination laws and the implications they can have for exercises of discretion and other forms of decision making by employers in the operation of their plans.
Around the World Tax Update
Compliance for global employee share plans has stayed at the top of the agenda for most companies in the past few years. With the financial crisis, many countries are looking at maximizing revenue (i) by increasing tax rates or changing some favored tax regimes and (ii) by increasing their level of scrutiny to ensure all taxes are collected.
The ABCs of Global Share Plan Compliance
The ABC’s of Global Share Plan Compliance is an ambitious session covering the top compliance issues—from regulatory laws to securities filings—that global share plan practitioners need to be aware of. Panelists in this session will describe the many challenges that arise with compliance in these areas from the perspectives of an issuer and service provider.
5.3 Implementing a Global Methodology for Local Tax Deductions for Equity Awards
How is your company approaching the opportunity to obtain local corporate tax deductions for non-headquarter based employees and mobile participants? Are you leaving money on the table? This session will identify the benefits to the parent and local entities, as well as the downstream impacts of implementing a global methodology to secure local corporate deductions for non-headquarter based and globally mobile participants.
The Road Less Traveled – Equity Challenges in Challenging Places
Everything you need to know about current legal and administrative challenges impacting stock awards around the globe, from securities, currency exchange, and labor laws applicable to stock plans, as well as cultural factors, will be uncovered in this timely and practical session.
Tax Qualified Plans Throughout the World: One Size Does Not Fit All
This presentation examines tax-qualified regimes for share-based awards in France, Ireland, Israel, the UK and the US. Our panel of experts will discuss the advantages offered by these tax qualified programs for issuers and for employees and offer insights into what factors companies take—or should take—into consideration when deciding to put a tax-qualified program in place in a particular country.