Trust Stock Option

At present, tax-qualified stock option is used by venture companies as a method to attract talented people and to motivate existing employees. However, because tax-qualified stock options are considered as a form of grant for expected work in the future, as a result the original goal is often not achieved. In addition, tax-qualified stock options are limited to directors and employees and have a yearly monetary restriction of less than 12,000,000 yen. For these reasons, as a method to solve these disadvantages, stock option using trust scheme has been drawing much attention in recent years. At GVA Law Office, we can provide legal support for explanation and suggestions on the implementation of the scheme. We are of among the few law firms that able to provide legal service in structuring and composing such schemes.

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