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Host Brian Wydajewski introduces London Compensation and Benefits partner Jeremy Edwards and New York Global Equity Services partner Lindsay Minnis to discuss Brexit and the implications for companies offering equity compensation in the U.K., as well as the EU Prospectus Directive and its successor, the EU Prospectus Regulation.


Key Takeaways:

[1:20] Edwards details the current status of Brexit, additional actions yet  to occur, and the current Brexit timeline.


[3:21] Possibilities of how the U.K. might proceed with equity compensation in the future.


[6:05] Minnis explains how the new version of the employee share plan exemption in the U.K. compares and contrasts to the previous exemption system.


[9:09] A discussion of the information that must be provided to employees as part of the disclosure document requirements.


[10:45] Wydajewski summarizes the key aspects of granting stock awards to employees in Europe, specifically in the U.K.


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