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British Isles Share Plans Symposium 2022

Date April 6 @ 1:30 pm - 5:15 pm

The Centre’s fifth British Isles Share Plans Symposium will, subject to Covid, take place in the London offices of senior member Baker McKenzie on the afternoon of Wednesday 6 April 2022.

The live in-person event will start at 13:30 concluding at 17:15 when participants will be invited to a drinks reception following the symposium.

The Centre will pre-record at least ten topic presentations and distribute them, plus other background material, to registered participants a week before the live event, when the presentations will be debated by a speaker panel before being thrown open to further discussion by delegates.


Working panel topics for the symposium are:

Panel One: The new executive remuneration landscape:

  • Baker McKenzie’s latest FTSE100 remuneration review: what it shows and feedback – Jeremy Edwards of Baker McKenzie
  • The growing impact of ESG on executive remuneration
  • Remuneration committee decisions and shareholder reactions
  • To what extent should climate change, local job preservation, other stakeholders and environment issues impinge on corporate strategy?


Panel Two: The impact of regulation and governance on all-employee share plans:

  • Why employee share ownership matters: the ESG perspective – A discussion based on issues raised by the recent Esop Centre booklet
  • The employee voice: encouraging employee shareholders to make themselves heard
  • Gig Workers –How can we bring them into shared ownership (inclusive capitalism)?
  • Key regulatory developments globally


Panel Three: Employee share/share option plans in SME companies:

  • Using the Enterprise Management Incentive (EMI) in a volatile tax landscape
  • Navigating valuation issues for unquoted UK companies
  • Growth shares come of age
  • Employee Ownership Trusts: real employee ownership, or just another tax dodge for business owners?


Panel Four: Top tips for successful share plan launches in 2022:

  • Objectives, communications, data protection and retrieval, plan reach, tax issues for mobile employees and plan participation levels
  • How easy or difficult is it to use employee benefit trusts internationally?

Further details to follow.


Centre conferences are celebrated for their level of speaker expertise and equally for the quality of their networking opportunities. The 2021 symposium last March, our first to be hosted on-line, was a great success, drawing many compliments from participants.


Admission prices:

Practitioner delegates: Members £395  Non-members £595

Delegates from plan issuer companies will be admitted free of charge.

*All prices are subject to UK standard rate VAT  



To register as a speaker and to suggest a presentation topic, email esop@esopcentre.com

To register a delegate email events@esopcentre.com

or phone the team on +44 (0)207 562 0586


All bookings are subject to our terms and conditions. 


April 6
1:30 pm - 5:15 pm
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Baker McKenzie
London, United Kingdom


The Esop Centre
+44 (0)20 7562 0586