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The Corporate Team here at Gorvins have a wealth of experience on advising companies and their shareholders on corporate structures ranging from a simple decision on whether to operate as a limited company or as a partnership or sole trader for a start-up business through to complex corporate structure working involving demergers, capital reductions or structures suitable for raising seed capital in a tax efficient manner.

Share option schemes, and other employee incentive plans, can provide a great way to incentivise key members of staff going forward whether that be to retain staff pending a specific defined target at some point in the future such as a financial or performance target, a sale to a third party or a listing on a recognised investment exchange, or to reward long standing and key employees for their past loyalty when a business owner exits and sells to a third party or to simply provide a tax efficient manner for employees to share in the value of the business going forward.

Contact our specialist Corporate Law team on 0343 507 5151, e-mail corporateteam@gorvins.com or complete the online form.

Gorvins Approach to Corporate Structures and Share Option Schemes

The starting point for providing comprehensive, practical and pro-active advice to shareholders is to sit down and understand the current structure and how that structure is envisaged to change going forward and importantly whether you want employees to simply benefit from shares on an sale or listing or whether you are happy to have them as shareholders alongside you sharing in dividends and decision making.

From there we can discuss we you the various options going forward and which type of share option scheme or incentive plan would be suitable with a variety of different schemes available from Employee Share Schemes, EMI Share Option Schemes, Company Share Option Plans, SAYE schemes to name a few.

Depending on the type of scheme you chose, it is imperative that future events are considered with safeguards built into either the share option documentation or the company’s corporate structure documentation. For example if an employee who acquires shares in the near future ceases to be an employee at a later date then what should happen to those shares and should they be made to sell them back to the other shareholders?

We can then put pen to paper and prepare, and where applicable negotiate, the relevant documentation both proactively managing the process and delivering comprehensive and easy to understand advice on the documentation concerned and its implications as the matter progresses.

How Can Gorvins Help?

Our aim is to make sure the advice we deliver is comprehensive, practical, proactive and easy to understand whilst guiding you through a transaction that is often vitally important for safeguarding the future of the company concerned.

Contact the Corporate Law team today on 0343 507 5151, e-mail corporateteam@gorvins.com or complete the online form on the right and we will call you back at a time convenient for you.

Meet the Corporate Law team

What do our clients say?

  • Andrew is noted as technically strong and a good negotiator. He is practical... ...Legal 500

  • Christian is thorough and calm ...Legal 500

  • Having had no previous exposure to the corporate side of the profession... ...Peter Higham, Higham & Co, Manchester

  • Consultant Paul Lupton is very experienced in the field of Corporate and... ...Legal 500

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