Due to evolving laws and regulations, coupled with increased scrutiny into corporate governance and compensation practices, multinational companies are facing an increasingly complex environment when granting equity around the world—all while working with smaller budgets, fewer resources and greater expectations for "getting it right."
This presentation will address corporate governance issues that can cause problems for global share plan operation and solutions and best practices for avoiding these issues. Topics will include:
- Board, compensation committee and management responsibilities
- Delegation of authority
- Governing law provisions
- Best practices for drafting resolutions
- Stock exchange requirements
- Correction procedures
is a partner in Baker McKenzie’s Employment & Compensation Practice, with a focus on global equity services. She advises multinational companies on the tax and legal issues related to offering employee share plans and other incentive compensation programs in their home countries and on a global basis. Denise works with public and private companies on plan design, tax considerations, securities law requirements, exchange control rules, labor law exposure, data privacy concerns and other compliance issues associated with offering employee equity and other incentive plans around the world. She also advises companies on the implications of corporate transactions on equity plans and awards, including assisting with tax rulings, regulatory filings and employee communications.