Bell Gully provides advice on the establishment of
new schemes as well as the potential impact of takeovers, mergers and
acquisitions and other corporate actions on existing schemes. Structuring a scheme to best meet the
objectives of the issuer as well as maximise appropriate incentives to
employees is often the key decision and we can assist you with those decisions.
The team regularly work with employee
benefits lawyers in other jurisdictions to assist global businesses to extend
their schemes to New Zealand in an efficient and cost effective manner.
We can assist start up or growth companies to
identify the best way to incentivise key employees through the next phase of a
Staying on top of changes in securities and tax
legislation and market practice is a focus of our employee share scheme team. We have already assisted
several clients with the transition to the new disclosure requirements under
the new securities law regime which has been introduced with the Financial
Markets Conduct Act 2013.
Glenn Joblin, a partner within the corporate
team, is the New Zealand author of Employee Share Plans: International
Legal and Tax Issues, Second Edition.