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Employee Share Option Schemes in Malaysia
Employee Share Option Schemes (ESOS) or Equity Stock Option Plans are equity-linked tools to recruit talent or incentivize existing employee performance through offering company shares to high performing employees. It is considered as an incentive for employees to work towards growing the value of the company's shares. With the benefits, ESOS as a corporate strategy is becoming more and more prominent, even with private unlisted companies.

By joining this comprehensive webinar, you will understand the different types of employee share incentive plans; and learn more about the most popular ESOS, its legal terms, documents, procedures and practical considerations. Finally, we will provide practical tips and insights for planning and launching an ESOS for a private limited company in Malaysia.

Our speakers will present their insights, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A.

1. Types of employee share incentive scheme
2. Pros and cons of the scheme
3. ESOS: What to do before launching
4. ESOS: Key terms, documents and timeline
5. Journey of ESOS holder
6. Companies Act 2016 & regulatory requirements
7. Basic tax consideration
8. Administration
9. Common mistakes and pitfalls
10. Panelist discussion/Q&A

Oct 26, 2021 11:00 AM in Kuala Lumpur

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Shawn Ho
Partner @Donovan & Ho
Shawn heads the corporate law practice of Donovan & Ho and has 15 years of experience as a lawyer. Shawn has been actively advising founders of high growth companies. From the inception, he helps them with business vehicle structuring, licensing, protection of intellectual property and preparation for fundraising. Once funds are successfully raised, the team supports the company’s day to day legal needs, advising and drafting operational contracts, employee share incentives, corporate group structuring, intellectual property registration and data protection. The Legal 500 has named Shawn as a recommended lawyer for Mergers & Acquisitions in its 2018 edition, after recognizing Donovan & Ho as a Recommended Firm in the same category in 2017.
Alicia Tiong
Director @Acclime Malaysia
Alicia has more than 15 years of experience in providing accounting, payroll and business advisory services to private companies and multinationals in Malaysia. She started her career with PwC, and prior to joining Acclime, she was a licensed audit partner in a local audit firm, working with a wide range of clients from SMEs to start-ups. Alicia holds a Degree in Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from Monash University Australia. She is a CPA (Australia) and a member of Malaysia Institute of Accountants (MIA).