EMI Share Option Scheme – Scheme Rules

*Updated for GDPR*

Set of rules for companies setting up an EMI option Scheme for full time employees to acquire shares in a company. This is part of a series of documents which are used together to create a share option scheme for full time employees. As long as the employee qualifies within the relevant legislation it enables the employee to be granted options in shares in the company which employs them. The document covers the scheme rules, and grant of option formalities. This works alongside the following documents: Notice of Exercise, Certificate, Employee Application Letter, Letter of Invitation, Notes for Employees, Notes for Employers. Get the whole set with our Unlimited Access Package for just £99+vat.


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Louise Paull LawBrief

Louise Paull is an experienced employment lawyer providing clients with commercial, practical advice on a full range of employment-related matters.

She advises on contentious and non-contentious matters working with employers on the legal issues arising in relation to the recruitment, day-to-day employment and dismissal of staff, including drafting contracts of employment, staff handbooks and policies, cultural and family-friendly issues, equal opportunities, diversity and discrimination matters, sensitive issues around the termination of employment, including disciplinary, conduct and capability issues, negotiating severance packages and settlement agreements, collective and individual redundancies, unfair dismissal, breach of contract, business transfers and TUPE issues.

Louise qualified in 1999 with City firm King and Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin as an employment associate and most recently worked for Berwin Leighton Paisner in its employment team. She spent time on secondment with IMG, a major international sport and artist management business, as its sole in-house employment lawyer, and has worked for BT in its in-house legal team.

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