Share Options

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Morton Fraser Partner Andrew Walker
Andrew Walker
Andrew is a Partner in our Corporate team and is Head of the Corporate Growth Sector. He specialises in advising on corporate transactions a...
0131 247 1116

Share options offer an attractive way to supply contractor or employee-based incentives. Share option arrangements are commonly put in place in the context of acquisitions, Management Buy Outs (MBOs) or equity investment deals with angel investors or private equity funds. Share options can be HMRC approved or unapproved.

Our experienced corporate lawyers based in Edinburgh and Glasgow can advise on whether share options are right for your business and provide clear and concise advice to help navigate the legal process to ensure that your business complies with all the appropriate or applicable regulatory requirements.

Benefits we bring to your business

Working alongside the relevant tax advisers, our specialist team advise businesses, big and small, across a wide range of sectors, on both HMRC approved share options schemes (EMI schemes and growth shares) and unapproved share option schemes.

As well as offering professional guidance tailored to your needs, we support with implementation - drafting all of the relevant documentation required to put your share option arrangements in place.