Employee Share Schemes

Attract, reward and retain your top talent. Learn how you can retain and entice new talent with employee share schemes to join your startups.

How can we help with setting up your employee share scheme?

We can help launch your ESS or employee share option scheme(ESOP) and provide legal advice on your ESS obligations and reporting requirements to offer ESS interests to employees at a discount.

Does your startup need more information about how employee share schemes work? Need help implementing one? Get in touch today


Giving you the right advice to launch, raise & grow

1/Know your business

We speak with you to learn more about your startup.

2/Study the problem

We prepare the cap table for your proposed capital raising.

3/Work with you

We prepare the share subscription agreements and company secretarial documents.

4/Provide actionable advice

We update the ASIC register to reflect the new shareholding.

Employee Share Option Plan – Legal Advice

Alvin Legal provides a wide range of legal advice on all aspects of employee share schemes(ESS) and esops, including whether the tax concession for startups is available.
We will work with you to select the right ESS or employee share option scheme(ESOP) for your startup.
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Frequently Asked Questions

When you consider availing legal services for your start up or business, it is normal to have a lot of questions cross your mind. We have tried to answer the most frequently asked questions by start up founders and business owners like yourself.

Helpie FAQ

  • What is the difference between an ESS and an ESOP?

    Under an ESS, the employee is issued shares upfront. 

    Under an ESOP, the employee is granted options, which can only be converted into shares at a later date once the vesting conditions have been satisfied. 

  • What are the benefits of an ESOPs?

    Startups use ESOPs to attract, retain and incentivize top talent. 

  • Is there a tax concession available for startups offering ESOPs?  

    Yes. The tax concession for startups allows employees who otherwise would have to include the amount of a discount in their assessable income to disregard that amount where certain conditions are met. 

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