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Jonas Saltnes, Equatex

Matt Connor, trivago N.V.

Denmark, Finland,
Norway, Sweden Chapter


On 17 October 2019, GEO was pleased to host attendees at GEO's Nordic Chapter Meeting. Thank you to everyone who attended, as well as to our speakers and event sponsors for their support.

Stay tuned for more information on upcoming activities in the Nordic region.



Highlights from 17 October 2019

GEO's Nordic Chapter Meeting

Regulatory Update

Presented by:
Nicholas Greenacre, White & Case LLP
Martin Jarvengren, White & Case LLP
Henrik Patel, White & Case LLP

Danish Stock Option Act
In January 2019 a new act on the amendment of the Danish Stock Option Act entered into force. The new act introduced substantial changes with an overall aim to increase the freedom of contract in a termination situation within stock option plans, and thereby making it significantly more attractive for companies to use stock options as a part of the employee remuneration. On the session Søren Hessellund Klausen will focus on the main changes and issues related to the new act, including issues related to the entry into force and the application of the new rules on already established plans.

Presented by:
Søren Hessellund Klausen, Iuno

Update on LTIP and other Equity Plan Practices in the Nordic Region

Presented by:
Michal Herink, PwC

Use of Technology in Nordic Equity Compensation

Presented by:
Carl-Axel Åfors, Intertrust
Shervin Binesh, Intertrust

Highlights from 14 June 2017

GEO's Nordic Chapter Meeting

International and Local Trends in Employee Equity Plans
We will look at employee equity plan trends at a Danish and international level.

  • Do we need incentive pay and how do we create the right incentives?
  • Which considerations should I take when structuring incentive pay?
  • What global trends should you be aware of and how will recent political events affect executive compensation and employee equity plans?
  • How will the new employee-friendly Danish tax scheme affect your company?
  • What are the dos and don’ts when introducing or amending employee share plans?

Presented by:
Esben Christensen, Head of Tax, IUNO
Nicholas Greenacre, Partner, White & Case
Søren Hessellund Klausen, Partner, IUNO (moderator)
Kenth Nelander, Chief Consultant HR Legal / Compensation & Benefits, Copenhagen Airports


Highlights from 09 February 2017

GEO's Nordic Chapter Meeting

International and local trends in employee equity plans
We will look at employee equity plan trends at an international down to Nordic/Swedish level.

  • What global trends should you be aware of and how will recent political events affect executive compensation and employee equity plans?
  • What are the trends for listed companies in the Nordics?
  • What type of plans have been launched at recent IPO's in Sweden?

Presented by:
Nicholas Greenacre, Senior Partner, White & Case
Michal Herink, Partner, PwC
Jonas Saltnes, Director, Equatex


Highlights from 21 May 2013

GEO's Nordic Chapter Meeting

This meeting of GEO's Nordic Chapter was co-sponsored by Accurate Equity and Ernst & Young at the Ernst & Young offices in Helsinki. This meeting was held primarily in Finnish, with some content in English.

Equity Compensation Trends in Finland
Latest trends and updates relevant to the Finnish equity compensation market, with a focus on taxation from a global perspective.
Presented by:
Tuomas Anttila, Senior Manager, Ernst & Young
Mikko Nikunen, Head of Human Capital, Ernst & Young (in Finnish)

IFRS Accounting of Share-based Payment
Providing a detailed overview on how to account for share-based payment plans (expensing, social security tax accruals, deferred tax assets and dilution) and reviewing key aspects and common pitfalls.
Presented by:
Jonas Saltnes, Senior Advisor, Accurate Equity (in English)

Outotec Case Study
A practical perspective on Outotec's global employee share saving plan, including why this plan was chosen, its design, implementation challenges, lessons learned and best practices.
Presented by:
Pekka Hukkanen, Director of Reward & Human Capital, Outotec (in Finnish)


Highlights from 24 January 2013

GEO's Nordic Chapter Meeting

Regulatory Updates, and CRD4 & AIMFD Updates
Presented by:

Equity Compensation in Europe – It may be more difficult to reward employees than you think: Different Countries/ Different Challenges
Presented by:
Accurate Equity and Towers Watson

GEO's Nordic Chapter Meeting Presentation 24 January 2013


Highlights from 4 September 2012

GEO's Nordic Chapter Meeting

The September 2012 Global Equity Organization Nordic Chapter meeting was co-hosted by Accurate Equity and White & Case at the White & Case offices. The Nordic Chapter aims to bring together equity compensation professionals from around the region to share their experiences and knowledge to help each other navigate the ever-changing landscape of the industry. The meeting agenda included speakers from industry experts including Corporate Issuers, Service Providers and Advisors, to discuss hot topics in the Nordic region.

Regulatory Updated PDF
Trends in Equity Compensation PDF
European Plan Management Challenges PDF


17 October 2019
3:00pm – 3:30pm
Registration, Coffee
3:30pm – 4:00pm
Regulatory Update
4:00pm – 4:30pm
Danish Stock Option Act
4:30pm – 5:00pm
Update on LTIP and other Equity Plan Practices in the Nordic Region
5:00pm – 5:30pm
Use of Technology in Nordic Equity Compensation
Networking, Food and Drinks

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