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New SBV Requirements for Equity Compensation Plans of Foreign Issuers under Circular 10

10/13/2017
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Host Brian Wydajewski introduces San Francisco Global Equity Services partner Nicole Calabro and attorney Tri Trung Pham from Hanoi. They discuss a number of factors that companies must consider when seeking to grant equity awards to employees in Vietnam. Key Takeaways: [1:16] Pham provides an overview of the approval requirements under Circular No. 10 of the State Bank of Vietnam. [4:30] An explanation of why the process for getting approval to award employees company stock in...

Duration: 00:14:04


France — Tax-Qualified Equity Awards and the Macron Changes

10/13/2017
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Host Brian Wydajewski introduces Global Equity Services partner Barbara Klementz from San Francisco and Employment & Compensation Partner Agnès Charpenet from Paris to discuss the latest developments surrounding France's tax preferential regime for equity awards. Key Takeaways: [1:22] Charpenet explains the reasons behind the lack of changes to the qualified option regime, despite numerous changes to the qualified RSU regime. [2:49] Potential future plans for France’s RSU regime and...

Duration: 00:13:30


United States — Key Tax and Securities Law Considerations for Foreign Issuers Granting Equity Awards to U.S. Employees

10/13/2017
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Host Brian Wydajewski introduces San Francisco-based executive compensation partners Victor Flores and Sinead Kelly to discuss the various issues arising in the area of inbound equity compensation grants. Key Takeaways: [1:18] Flores discusses the distinction between U.S. Federal securities law and state blue sky laws in regard to legal and regulatory security issues. [4:54] From a foreign company’s perspective, additional disclosure obligations and the California requirement of...

Duration: 00:12:38


Europe — Brexit Update; Updates on the EU Prospectus Directive

10/13/2017
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Host Brian Wydajewski introduces London Compensation and Benefits partner Jeremy Edwards and New York Global Equity Services partner Lindsay Minnis to discuss Brexit and the implications for companies offering equity compensation in the U.K., as well as the EU Prospectus Directive and its successor, the EU Prospectus Regulation. Key Takeaways: [1:20] Edwards details the current status of Brexit, additional actions yet to occur, and the current Brexit timeline. [3:21] Possibilities...

Duration: 00:12:18


Russia — Current Regulatory Environment for U.S. Issuers Granting Equity Awards

10/13/2017
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Host Brian Wydajewski introduces Moscow Baker McKenzie partner a Sergei Zhestkov and Global Equity Services partner Narendra Acharya in Chicago, to discuss the current legal and regulatory landscape facing U.S. companies that are looking to grant stock options, RSUs, and other forms of equity compensation to employees in Russia. Key Takeaways: [1:19] Zhestkov outlines the Central Bank of Russia’s current view regarding securities market law and how it applies to Russian companies that...

Duration: 00:11:10


Japan - Implications of the Japanese Securities Law

10/13/2017
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Brian Wydajewski introduces the chair of Baker & Mckenzie GES practice Valerie Diamond, and Kosuke Yatabe, a securities law expert in Tokyo, to discuss one of the more costly and burdensome issues faced by U.S. multi-nationals that are granting stock awards in Japan — the Japanese securities law that governs equity compensation awards. Key Takeaways: [1:12] Reasons behind the difficulty and expense of the Japanese securities law regime for U.S. companies, and challenges companies face...

Duration: 00:16:07


Israel — Section 102 and Its Advantages and Disadvantages

10/13/2017
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Brian Wydajewski introduces friend of the Baker & Mckenzie GES practice Shachar Porat, a partner from the firm Herzog Fox & Neeman in Tel Aviv, to discuss Section 102 of the Israeli Tax Ordinance, its benefits and various alternatives for granting tax preferential awards in Israel. Key Takeaways: [1:14] Primary advantages and disadvantages of the two main approaches of trustee, vs. non-trustee tracks. [4:00] Requirements for acquiring benefits either through capital gains or...

Duration: 00:10:55


Australia — Tax Reporting Obligations and Requirements

10/13/2017
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In this new 10-episode series of Talking Stock, Baker & McKenzie’s Global Equity Services Practice examines country-specific issues that have been posing challenges to global companies granting stock-based awards to local employees. Description: Brian Wydajewski introduces tax counsel Erica Kidston from Australia and GES practice leader Denise Glagau from San Francisco to discuss tax reporting obligations that arise in July and August for companies granting stock-based awards in...

Duration: 00:13:48


Episode 10 - Sovereignty is Key — Why Equity Compensation is NOT Local Employment Compensation

10/23/2016
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Brian Wydajewski welcomes June Anne Burke — Global Equity Services Partner at Baker & McKenzie — to discuss how to properly structure equity compensation awards outside of the United States. In this 10-episode series of Talking Stock, Baker & McKenzie's Global Equity Services Practice outlines 10 strategies to maximize the rewards and mitigate the risks of your global equity program. Key Takeaways: [0:58] Esq. Burke describes the basic categories of employment related concerns when...

Duration: 00:11:10


Episode 9 - High Maintenance Equity Offering — Considerations for a Global ESPP

10/23/2016
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Brian Wydajewski welcomes Aimee Soodan — Global Equity Services Partner at Baker & McKenzie — to talk about employee stock purchase plans and best practices in implementing such complex programs. In this 10-episode series of Talking Stock, Baker & McKenzie's Global Equity Services Practice outlines 10 strategies to maximize the rewards and mitigate the risks of your global equity program. Key Takeaways: [0:08] Esq. Soodan explains how existing 423 plans cannot be used “as is” outside of...

Duration: 00:12:38


Episode 8 - The Movement of Money — Who Holds the Keys? The Impact of Local Exchange Controls on Award Recipients

10/23/2016
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Brian Wydajewski welcomes Denise Glagau — Global Equity Services Partner at Baker & McKenzie — to discuss currency exchange controls and the impact they can have on equity compensation awards in various countries. In this 10-episode series of Talking Stock, Baker & McKenzie's Global Equity Services Practice outlines 10 strategies to maximize the rewards and mitigate the risks of your global equity program. Key Takeaways: [0:58] Esq. Glagau describes the way government currency exchange...

Duration: 00:12:51


Episode 7 - Securities Law 101: Structuring Equity Awards to Avoid Local Securities Law Requirements

10/23/2016
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Brian Wydajewski welcomes Sinead Kelly — Global Equity Services Partner at Baker & McKenzie — in providing practical tips on how to structure your equity awards to avoid local securities law requirements. In this 10-episode series of Talking Stock, Baker & McKenzie's Global Equity Services Practice outlines 10 strategies to maximize the rewards and mitigate the risks of your global equity program. Key Takeaways: [1:03] Esq. Kelly explains the information gathering and preparatory steps,...

Duration: 00:14:26


Episode 6 - Full Disclosure: Communicating Tax Obligations to Employees

10/23/2016
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Brian Wydajewski welcomes Therese (Tery) Williams — Global Equity Services Counsel at Baker & McKenzie — to cover some of the issues and best practices surrounding the requirement to provide award recipients with a summary of the local tax consequences associated with said award. In this 10-episode series of Talking Stock, Baker & McKenzie's Global Equity Services Practice outlines 10 strategies to maximize the rewards and mitigate the risks of your global equity program. Key...

Duration: 00:09:17


Episode 5 - Focus On The US: The SEC Pay Ratio Disclosure Rule

10/23/2016
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Brian Wydajewski welcomes Maura Ann McBreen — Partner at Baker & McKenzie and head of the Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits Practice — to discuss ways to plan and prepare for the the SEC Pay Ratio Disclosure Rule coming into effect. In this 10-episode series of Talking Stock, Baker & McKenzie's Global Equity Services Practice outlines 10 strategies to maximize the rewards and mitigate the risks of your global equity program. Key Takeaways: [0:57] Esq. McBreen explains the...

Duration: 00:12:49


Episode 4 - Avoiding Exposure - Compliance with Tax Withholding & Reporting Obligations

10/23/2016
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Brian Wydajewski welcomes Barbara Klementz — Global Equity Services Partner at Baker & McKenzie — to talk about what might be the most challenging issue in the global equity arena these days: tax withholding and reporting requirements. In this 10-episode series of Talking Stock, Baker & McKenzie's Global Equity Services Practice outlines 10 strategies to maximize the rewards and mitigate the risks of your global equity program. Key Takeaways: [00:59] Esq. Klemetz explains why tax...

Duration: 00:12:09


Episode 3 - Frequent Fliers — How Global Forms of Agreement Support An Increasingly Mobile Workforce

10/23/2016
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Brian Wydajewski welcomes Narendra Acharya — a Global Equity Services partner at Baker & McKenzie — to provide practical tips on how to grant equity awards to an increasingly globally nomadic workforce. In this 10-episode series of Talking Stock, Baker & McKenzie's Global Equity Services Practice outlines 10 strategies to maximize the rewards and mitigate the risks of your global equity program. Key Takeaways: [1:05] Esq. Acharya explains the ins and outs of a global form of award...

Duration: 00:13:08


Episode 2 - National Bias — How US-Centric Award Agreements Are Inadequate Internationally

10/23/2016
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Brian Wydajewski welcomes Nicole Calabro — Global Equity Services partner at Baker & McKenzie — to talk about how to draft compensation award agreements for employees outside of the United-States and to provide insight on why a one-size fits all approach can be problematic. In this 10-episode series of Talking Stock, Baker & McKenzie's Global Equity Services Practice outlines 10 strategies to maximize the rewards and mitigate the risks of your global equity program. Key...

Duration: 00:11:20


Episode 1 - The Intersection of Tax Planning & Equity Award Design — Recharge Arrangements and Their Impact on Local Tax Withholding/Reporting

10/23/2016
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Brian Wydajewski welcomes Aimee Soodan — Global Equity Services partner at Baker & McKenzie — to discuss equity compensation recharge arrangements and the tax advantages and impacts they may present. In this 10-episode series of Talking Stock, Baker & McKenzie's Global Equity Services Practice outlines 10 strategies to maximize the rewards and mitigate the risks of your global equity program. Key Takeaways: [0:58] Esq. Soodan explains the working basics as well as some of the reasons...

Duration: 00:09:03