ESOP in Startups and Growth Companies: Baltic Scene and International Trends

Date: 2024 - 05 - 30

Time: 15:00 - 17:00


Join us for an insightful webinar designed for investors, entrepreneurs, startup founders, and business leaders eager to explore the pivotal role of Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) in fostering company growth and employee engagement. Webinar will focus both on corporate and tax matters.

Our webinar will feature a distinguished guest speaker Paula Holland from Cooley, a leading international law firm. Paula Holland has more than 20 years’ experience of executive compensation and equity incentives in the UK, the US and internationally.

During this engaging webinar, you will discover the latest trends and practical applications of ESOPs both in the Baltic region and internationally. Learn from industry experts who will share their firsthand experiences, discuss the benefits and challenges of implementing ESOPs, and provide valuable strategies to maximize their effectiveness in your business. Whether you’re looking to attract top talent, enhance employee motivation, or understand the legal intricacies, this webinar will equip you with the knowledge you need to leverage ESOPs successfully. The main topics that we will cover during the webinar:

  • Predominant practice in granting ESOP (expected size of ESOP, type of shares (voting / non-voting), vesting rules, ESOP exercise rules, cliffs, acceleration)
  • Good Leaver v. Bad Leaver events – where is the shift? Is it common to have a Neutral Leaver? Commonly accepted consequences of each leaver event
  • How to cope with the main challenge of short-term motivation v. long-term motivation of employees? Evergreen ESOP schemes and other alternatives
  • ESOP as secondaries
  • Statutory / corporate/ filing requirements
  • ABCs of ESOP tax incentives in the Baltics
  • Position and practice of the tax authorities in Baltic states on ESOP tax incentives
  • Corporate and tax considerations when granting awards internationally
  • ESOP survivals in case of flip to foreign jurisdiction

IMPORTANT: Before the broadcast starts, you must register using the broadcast link


(Same link for registration and streaming)

The webinar is free. It will be held in English.
BROADCAST TIME: 3PM EET (Vilnius/Riga/Tallinn time) / 1PM GMT (London time) on 30 May.
We invite you to ask relevant questions during the live broadcast.


Managing Associate
Paula Holland
Cooley (UK)