Webinar: "Implementing international employee share plans in Russia"

Webinar: "Implementing international employee share plans in Russia"

09 February 2022
From 16:00 to 17:30
About event

ALRUD Law Firm is pleased to invite you to our webinar

Implementing international employee share plans in Russia

The current challenging time make businesses think about adopting or redesigning their long-term incentive programs, to motivate and keep talents and key team members onboard, especially those involved in key projects or organizational changes.

This unquestionably requires particular focus on local legal framework, including securities, tax, exchange control issues.

During our webinar, legal experts of ALRUD Labour and Tax Practices will share their expertise and experience on how to meet local requirements, mitigate legal risks and make international plans work in Russia. Our experts will cover the most relevant issues and best practices related to the implementation of international long-term incentive plans in Russia, including the following topics:

  • Russian securities regulations - what international companies should take into account

Can you grant share-based awards to employees and contractors in Russia? What rules apply to granting share-based awards to employees and acquiring shares?

  • Personal data aspects - when employee’s consent and PD transfer agreement are required

What steps to take to ensure compliance with local requirements? What filing requirements are in place with respect to participation in employee share plans?

  • Russian tax issues that should be taken into consideration – when and how to pay the tax

Who will be responsible for tax reporting and payment? When do withholding obligations arise? Are there any tax exemptions applicable? What should be considered by local companies and how to implement recharge agreements for corporate profit tax purposes?

  • What is necessary for currency control compliance in Russia

How to report on holding of foreign assets? What is prohibited from currency control perspective? What should be taken into consideration by local companies?

These and other relevant questions will be discussed at our webinar. This event will be useful to a wide range of specialists (company leaders, heads of legal departments, as well as HR partners and compliance officers) who are interested in introducing, implementing and ensuring legal compliance of long-term incentive plans for employees in Russia.

We invite you to bring your questions, challenges, thoughts and experience.

It will be a pleasure for us if you join to our webinar!

Speakers: Irina Anyukhina, Partner, Labour and Employment practice, Olga Pimanova, Of Counsel of abour and Employment practice, Elena Novikova, Of Counsel of the Tax Practice, and Elena Skoptsova Associate of the Tax Practice.

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