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Employee Equity Schemes

Employee Equity Schemes
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Employee equity schemes can provide an effective means of attracting, retaining and incentivising key staff. However, structuring these schemes can be complicated as there is a range of ways to structure a scheme, and a range of legal, tax and commercial factors to consider when designing a scheme.

This webinar will take a practical approach that is aimed at ensuring that you are able to provide your clients with robust advice specific to their circumstances.

The webinar will include:

  •  An overview of equity, option and phantom schemes and what to consider when choosing an appropriate scheme
  • Regulatory and legal issues impacting employee equity schemes
  • The tax implications of each type of scheme, including an overview of recent tax changes
  • The commercial drivers and evolving market practices in this area.

Learning objectives

By attending this webinar you will gain:

  • A greater understanding of the key issues to consider when choosing an appropriate equity scheme.
  • An overview of the types of scheme available and legal and commercial elements to consider in scheme design.
  • An awareness of tax implications of various schemes.

Who should attend

All lawyers advising clients on designs of employment equity schemes and those who wish to better understand recent developments in market practice and tax changes.

Book / Technical Specs

A background book written by the presenters is available in hard copy, PDF, or both. Please indicate your choice upon registration. 

  • Hard Copy - Your book will be posted to you - no extra charge 
  • PDF - You will be emailed a PDF copy of the book 3 working days before the event - no extra charge 
  • Both Hard Copy & PDF - You will be emailed a PDF copy of the book 3 working days before the event, and posted the hard copy book  - additional $30 charge

For information on what is required to participate in the webinar, click here.

Fee (Incl GST)


Do you want to register more than one person for this course? Use the multiple registration button below or Click here


  • Webinar 11.00am - 12.00pm, Wednesday 27 October 2021
  • Registration closes  - 3.00pm, Tuesday 26 October 2021

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NIGHTINGALE Steven 2021 Steve Nightingale
Buddle Findlay, Wellington

Steve is a corporate lawyer with over 20 years' experience. He has expertise in M&A, capital raising, joint ventures, limited partnerships and employee equity. Steve’s clients include listed companies, large unlisted businesses and high growth tech companies. He has completed executive education in M&A and corporate finance at Melbourne Business School, and venture capital at University of California, Berkeley.

WILKINSON Tony 2021 Tony Wilkinson
Buddle Findlay, Auckland

Tony has a highly regarded practice acting for public and private sector clients. He is the lead tax advisor for Buddle Findlay’s most significant corporate clients and as such is heavily involved in corporate restructurings and acquisitions, tax disputes, inbound and outbound investments and Customs and Excise duty matters. Tony also has significant experience in tax disputes and negotiations with the Commissioner, and regularly advises the New Zealand government. He is well known as a public speaker and has presented on a number of tax issues for the New Zealand Law Society and New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants.


Attendance at the live webinar
  • If you attended the live webinar, you will receive an electronic certificate of attendance as verification for your CPD records.
  • You can view and hear the presentation again, as many times as you wish in your own time for no additional cost.
Registration but non-attendance on the day
  • Under the CPD Scheme only those who attend a live webinar are eligible to claim CPD hours.
  • If you registered but were unable to attend on the day, you can view and hear the archived recording of the presentation.

Cancellation and refund policy

You may cancel your registration eight working days in advance of an event, and you will receive a refund less a 25% administration fee. If you cancel less than eight working days in advance of the event, no refund is payable. If you are unable to attend, you may transfer your registration to another person. If you wish to do so you must advise CLE in writing of the change. NZLS CLE Ltd reserves the right to close registrations, and, cancel or reschedule an event as necessary. Where an event is cancelled by CLE, a full refund is payable.

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