Bootlaw November 2011: Options for Sharing Success

Event Info

Wed 16 Nov, 2011 from 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Pinsent Masons
30 Crown Place
London, UK (Map)
Cost: Free (RSVP Required)


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On 16 November, we're going to be talking about all things to do with issuing shares or share options to your employees, advisors, contractors or new business partner - basically anyone except an investor. 

We'll be hearing from Suzannah Crookes, who is a lawyer from our Leeds office, who has advised many start ups (and a few Bootlaw regulars) on setting up tax efficient share schemes.

Suzannah will be speaking about:

  • how employee share option scheme operate and what you need to think about when setting them up
  • the issues to be aware of when issuing share options to employees without a full scheme
  • the issues around "sweat equity".

We'll also be discussing a new (top secret) initiative we've been involved with to make it easier for early stage companies to issue shares to mentors.


The format of the evening will be, as usual:

6.30pm - Doors open, beer and networking

7pm - Legal bit starts.

8pm - Legal bit ends; more beer, pizza and networking.

9pm - End; head to the pub (White Horse, Exchange Square)

(but not stay out too late as the Europas are on the next night - you can vote here - did we mention that we're up for an award?)



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