On August 25, 2022, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission adopted a final rule requiring new disclosures for public companies regarding the relationship between executive compensation and company performance. Among other things, companies are now required to develop a new table that discloses multi-year compensation data side-by-side with prescribed financial performance metrics and a
As U.S. companies expand internationally, they often wish to compensate their non-U.S. employees with stock options, restricted stock, phantom stock and other forms of equity compensation. But offering equity compensation to non-U.S. employees is not as straightforward as it may sound, and is often more complicated than it is at home. U.S. companies venturing into the world of global equity compensation confront a complex, cross-border web of rules and regulations, which can vary markedly from country to country.
In this article, we highlight five critical questions that can help U.S. companies navigate common legal pitfalls in the global equity space. These questions focus on some of the most rapidly evolving areas of law, including securities, exchange controls, data privacy, tax and foreign account reporting, and labor and employment.