Share Option Agreements

We can help with various types of share options from employee share options (including EMI options) to options used to protect shareholders and manage succession, giving continuing shareholders the right to buy a shareholder’s shares if she or he dies or leaves the company.

In any share option arrangement, it is important to ensure that any relevant rules are complied with in order to attract more advantageous tax treatment. Care also needs to be given to the valuation of the shares concerned and in deciding when and in what circumstances the option can be exercised so that there is no conflict between the terms of the option and the company’s articles of association (which may need to be amended).

How can we help?

We will work with you and your accountant to ensure that you chose the right share option, prepare the required legal documentation and help you to implement the option correctly.