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An employee share option plan reserves and allocates a percentage of the shares of the company for share option grants to current and future employees.
Sometimes there is a prohibition on the payment of any dividend, which may be for a limited period of time.
Investors will want to protect the value of their shares from dilution in the event the company issues new shares. This article examines the formulas they use to achieve this.
Where venture capital investors hold a preferred class of shares and it is permitted to convert these to ordinary shares, they generally require the right to convert them at any time.
Simon Walker looks at under what circumstances an investor may be qualified to leave the company.
The liquidation preference is a right that can be required by venture capital investors in recognition of the risk they bear on their capital contribution.
The right of redemption is the right to demand under certain conditions that the company buys back its own shares from its investors at a fixed price.
Edward Cooper and Jill Carey discuss how businesses can avoid certain pitfalls when renewing a commercial lease.
Ian McEwan and Jill Carey provide a summary of the issues that should be taken into account by a company when planning an exit strategy.
Compared with other topics that relate more to specific industries (for example investment access), the topic of forex control liberalisation is of a more generic nature.
New rules will apply to most businesses selling to consumers in the EU, including to those selling online from outside the EU, from no later than 13 June 2014.
Last year — 2013 — was a considerably less eventful year for German gambling law than 2012, which saw significant reforms within the industry.
To improve protection of consumers and regulate the booming online shopping activities in China, SAIC has updated existing rules regulating e-commerce activities.
Tribunals will have the power to order that an employer who is unsuccessful at tribunal pay a financial penalty on top of any compensation due to the successful claimant.
With technological developments and the increase of CCTV in public places, the role of regulation and guidance will become increasingly important.
There have been some high-profile cases involving the use of CCTV in Germany in recent years.
According to figures published by The National newspaper in Dubai, there were around 25,000 CCTV cameras in Dubai in 2011.
CCTV cameras can be installed in the French workplace for safety reasons and to prevent and investigate crime, theft or misconduct.
Insolvency proceedings were opened in respect of the assets of a German resident; the liquidator then sought to set aside a transaction that had been entered into with a resident of Switzerland.
As of 1 October 2012, transfers of majority shares in a private limited liability company in Slovakia have become more complicated.