I chose corporate law as my major in high school. It remained my personal favourite during both my master's studies at the law school and during my postgraduate studies and rigorosis proceedings. I focus specifically on the area of corporate equity, which is very little covered in the Czech environment compared to the abroad, also due to the break of rational rules of commercial law in our country for almost forty years. Thus, to some extent, I find the re-discovery of the foundations and principles of capital companies for the Czech context very interesting even in this otherwise relatively conservative firstname.lastname@example.org
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Lex ESOP #04 | ESOP with an equity interest
Having read the previous articles on the basic types of ESOPs, you are already familiar with ESOPs without an equity interest established through a contract on the performance of office, as well as with the possibility of implementing an ESOP by issuing innominate securities, including their compari
Lex ESOP #2 | How to set up an ESOP without an equity interest?
In the previous article in the Lex ESOP series, we briefly introduced individual types of employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs). In this part, we will present one of them, namely an ESOP without a managers’ equity interest. This type of an ESOP can be established relatively easily in its basic set-
ESOP’s leadership | Never underestimate motivation #1 | Founder's motivation – why want an ESOP?
Employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) enjoy considerable popularity on both sides of the Atlantic. They give employees the opportunity to acquire a participating interest in the company in which they work under various conditions. In this way, they will receive shares in the company and related ben
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H&P corporate case law: Obligation to distribute profits in a limited liability company (January 2024)
We begin 2024 with a heavyweight corporate judgment – we have picked a ruling which addresses profit distribution in limited liability companies.
Lex ESOP #6 | Tax Consequences of An Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
In the very end of our Lex ESOP series, we will leave the “territorial waters” of corporate law and focus this time on ESOPs through the lens of tax law. In this post, we will introduce ESOPs through the lens of tax consequences and together we will look at the issue of commencement and termination
Lex ESOP #05 | Joining and leaving an ESOP
In the previous posts, we introduced the basics of the main options of employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), namely the option without an equity interest, the option with an equity interest (and its sub-options), and the issue of different types of shares and their creation. It is now time to intr
ESOP leadership #5 | Never underestimate motivation #4 | How to motivate managers to want to participate in ESOPs?
Do you think there's been enough motivation? No way! Employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) comprise 90% of the motivation and the rest is the appropriate legal and tax structuring.
ESOP’s Leadership #4 | Never underestimate motivation #3 | How employee motivation is passed on across the company
In the previous episodes of ESOP’s leadership, we focused on the motivation of managers from various perspectives of the stakeholders involved – we described what should motivate the founder to implement the ESOP, and also how the ESOP can motivate the individual managers involved in it. We are goin
Lex ESOP #03 | Securities vs. shareholding
In the third issue of Lex ESOP, we are abandoning the contractual establishment of an employee stock ownership plan, moving on to generally more sophisticated and robust solutions. These are ESOPs based on (debt) securities and shareholding. What should be considered in relation to these options? Wh
ESOP’s leadership #3 | Never underestimate motivation #2 | How an ESOP motivates managers individually
In the last episode, we had a chance to peek into our manager motivation at our firm, and together with Jaroslav Havel we summarised the basic theses and principles of what we think about the employee stock ownership plan right here at HAVEL & PARTNERS. Today, I would like to show you an ESOP from t
Lex ESOP #01 | Introduction & basic options of employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs)
Employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) are increasingly being talked about in the domestic context. However, the concept imported mainly from the other side of the Atlantic logically carries with it certain specifics that cannot be easily transposed to the Czech context. The following parts of the "