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  • Advisors in Start-ups and Early Stage Companies

    Advisors in Start-ups and Early Stage Companies

    India is witnessing a high growth in the number of start-ups in the country and is also amongst the top start-up ecosystems in the world. The government has provided a few benefits to startups as well, through the Startup India

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    By Paul Albert about 1 year ago
  • ESOP vesting: Can it be paused during maternity leave?

    ESOP vesting: Can it be paused during maternity leave?

    Employee Stock Option Schemes (“ESOPs”) are structured by companies such that the employees are granted options which is a right that vests over a period of time. Upon vesting the employee can ‘exercise’ and shares are allotted by the company

    Sharda Balaji
    By Sharda Balaji about 1 year ago
  • Amendments to Companies Act and some relief to Permitted Startups

    Amendments to Companies Act and some relief to Permitted Startups

    With the ability to modify the guidelines quick and fast, Companies Act has become dynamic. On 19 July 2016, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs notified the Companies (Share Capital and Debentures) Third Amendment Rules 2016 (Amendment) to amend certain provisions

    Sharda Balaji
    By Sharda Balaji about 4 years ago
  • ESOP Unplugged

    ESOP Unplugged

    [slideshare id=33805419&style=border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px 1px 0; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;&sc=no]   Author - Geetika Chandel, Associate with NovoJuris. Disclaimer:  There are many details that the Act prescribes, please speak with your attorney for advice. This is not a legal opinion

    Sharda Balaji
    By Sharda Balaji over 6 years ago
  • Confused about ESOP versus Sweat Equity versus Shares against services?

    Confused about ESOP versus Sweat Equity versus Shares against services?

    Founders have this question and here is a comparative: ESOP AND TAX IMPACT An Employee Stock Option Plan (ESOP) is an option given to the employees to buy the shares of the Company. Until the option is exercised and converts

    Sharda Balaji
    By Sharda Balaji about 7 years ago
  • ESOP to employees outside India – Part V of the Series

    ESOP to employees outside India – Part V of the Series

    We’re probably making the startup founder an expert on ESOPs :).  Startups who work with us understand our obsession of making them a success. In this post, we’ll discuss about legal aspects of ESOP to employees of the Indian company based

    Sharda Balaji
    By Sharda Balaji over 8 years ago
  • De-mystifying ESOP Implementation – Part III of the series

    De-mystifying ESOP Implementation – Part III of the series

    It is nice to have you come back for more. In this post, we’ll cover the nuances for implementing an Employee Stock Option Plan (ESOP) through a Trust (formed under the Indian Trusts Act) This is a little complex compared

    Sharda Balaji
    By Sharda Balaji almost 9 years ago
  • De-mystifying ESOP Implementation – Part II of the series.

    De-mystifying ESOP Implementation – Part II of the series.

    The previous post covered the Basic Primer on Employee Stock Option Plan (ESOP/ Plan) In this post, we’re going to chart out a clear ‘How To’ process for Startups. Most startups know about ESOP Trust. May be, because amongst the

    Sharda Balaji
    By Sharda Balaji almost 9 years ago
  • All about ESOPs – Part I of the series

    All about ESOPs – Part I of the series

    An Employee Stock Option Plan (ESOP) is an option given to the employees to buy the shares of the Company. Until the option is exercised and converts into a share, an option holder does not get any shareholder rights of

    Sharda Balaji
    By Sharda Balaji over 8 years ago
  • Creation of ESOP Trust - Why complicate?

    Creation of ESOP Trust - Why complicate?

    Many small sized organizations prefer to have the Board approving the grant of stock Options.  In large organizations, they either have a Compensation Committee or set up a Trust. Many Indian companies, including Infosys Limited, have used trust route to

    Sharda Balaji
    By Sharda Balaji over 9 years ago
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