Ten Golden Rules for Good Global Stock Plan Governance
Aimee Soodan, Partner, Baker & McKenzie LLP
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
Event -- 8:30 – 10:00 AM
Registration and Breakfast -- 8:30 – 9:00
Presentation -- 9:00-10:00
Aimee Soodan is a partner in Baker McKenzie’s Employment and Compensation Practice. She has experience in all areas of employee benefits with a concentration in US and international executive and equity compensation. She is exceptionally well-versed with respect to the tax, legal and administrative aspects of global equity programs. Chambers USA notes, "her knowledge of global equity is absolutely incredible." Ms. Soodan is actively involved in the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals and is the Director of the Global Equity Organization’s US Midwest Chapter. In addition, Ms. Soodan is an adjunct professor at the Center for Tax Law and Employee Benefits at the John Marshall Law School.