Share Options & Start Ups – Some Do’s and Don’ts

Share Options & Start Ups – Some Do’s and Don’ts

March 17, 2022Insights, Share Option Plans

Cathy Wears from the CMS Employee Share Incentives team has helped numerous start-ups with their employee share schemes. She gives her tips on how start-ups should organise their share option plans. DO consider the size of your share options pool – this should be large enough to incentivise current staff and leave sufficient outstanding to attract … Read More

New participant tax guides video

March 8, 2022Uncategorized

Our Share | Guides are a neat way for companies to communicate with their plan participants around the world. Using this application, we create customised mobile apps so that your employees in any country can see all the tax and legal information they need. There are easy-to-use tax calculators so they can see how much … Read More

ShareReporter in 2022

ShareReporter in 2022

January 5, 2022News

Just 12 months ago, we launched our first application, Share | Compliance, for companies operating international share plans. Since then, we have onboarded clients from around the world (including Australia, Finland, the US and the UK), and we thank all our clients for their support. During the year, we also introduced our Share | Guides … Read More

Local companies – key partners in the share plans process

Local companies – key partners in the share plans process

September 10, 2021News

For global companies operating employee share plans, local companies are essential to the smooth running of the plans. As they are responsible for payroll, and as they have a direct relationship with the employees, they need to be aware of the tax and legal compliance issues at every phase of the share scheme.One of the … Read More

Upcoming events in the share plan sector

Upcoming events in the share plan sector

June 4, 2021News

Despite current circumstances, there are still plenty of events happening across the global share plans community. Below is an overview of the events coming up in June, along with a few other important events that should be marked in your calendars. June 8th – NASPP (Philadelphia) Virtual June Meeting with Infinite Equity and Clearbridge Compensation: … Read More

Share and tax updates from around the world

Share and tax updates from around the world

May 18, 2021Global Update, News

The past few weeks have yielded some important updates which will impact how companies implement their share plans in certain countries. Finland: Tax support for start-ups offering employee share plansEarlier this year a new tax regime was introduced in Finland for private companies, primarily aimed at supporting start up and growth companies.As an alternative to … Read More

Top 10 tips for international employee share plans compliance

Top 10 tips for international employee share plans compliance

March 23, 2021Insights, Tips

Share plans compliance for global participants has the reputation of being complex, difficult and often expensive. We take a look at ways you can manage the process, keep costs low and have a successful share plan across numerous jurisdictions. 1) Believe you can do it!Too many companies assume it is too difficult, and do not … Read More

Update: Data Privacy in the UAE

Update: Data Privacy in the UAE

March 17, 2021Global Update, Insights, News

We are seeing more queries coming in from clients about data privacy compliance in the UAE now that the new data privacy laws are operational in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM).  The recent changes to the data privacy laws in these free zones materially increase the data … Read More

China SAFE update

China SAFE update

January 29, 2021Insights, News

Shanghai SAFE abolishes the annual filing/registration requirements of SAFE registered incentive plans. In late January 2021, the China State Administration of Foreign Exchange Shanghai Branch (“Shanghai SAFE”) verbally notified local counsels that the annual filing obligation for companies who have incentive plans registered with Shanghai SAFE is to be relaxed. There is still an obligation … Read More