MASTERCLASS – INCENTIVE PLANS
DAY 1 | 15:15 – 16:45 | Room: AARE 2 (4th Floor)
STRUCTURE OF INCENTIVE PLANS. REGULATION, TAX AND LEGAL CONSTRAINTS
The main objective of this masterclass is to provide you with a sound understanding of the basics surrounding incentive plans from both a legal and a tax perspective.
Angela Bucher from PwC and Karim Maizar from Kellerhals Carrard will start with a short introduction covering the different elements of total compensation with a main focus on the purpose of long-term incentives (LTI) and the various instruments used in practice. In addition, the Swiss legal framework for compensation and incentive plans in particular will be presented.
Building on the insights from the introduction, they will then discuss and analyse different LTI instruments and the challenges when implementing such schemes. This will cover the design, the plan rules, the taxation and special topics start-up companies may face when dealing with LTI plans.
The purpose is to tackle the various topics by having a lively discussion. At the end of the masterclass you will know a lot more about key aspects to consider when designing an incentive plan for your startup.