International Compensation TRANSACTIONAL

Our knowledgeable attorneys advise US companies on issues surrounding equity or cash plans anywhere in the world, drawing on our broad international network to provide reliable, tailored guidance to each client.

To help US companies offer incentive arrangements to employees outside the United States, our attorneys conduct surveys to understand the securities laws, disclosure requirements, exchange control, taxation (for the employees and employer), labor laws and data privacy issues in the relevant jurisdictions. We also guide these companies as they implement global harmonization or incentive arrangements after an acquisition, sale or merger, and investigate the securities and tax law implications of option repricings. We regularly prepare the rules and individual agreements for international incentive arrangements and assist with related US disclosure and listing issues. We also assist local counsel in preparing documentation in their jurisdictions.


Examples of our recent work include:

  • conducting a global survey seeking tax advice in relation to share options and restricted stock units for an US semiconductor company, which included tax rates and withholding obligations in more than 20 countries;
  • conducting a global survey for a US pharmaceutical company as part of their agreement to merge with a large international pharmaceutical company, seeking labor advice on proposed retention and severance cash plans to be introduced in more than 60 countries; and
  • advising on the tax and securities law aspects of option repricings offered by a number of our NASDAQ-listed clients in approximately 15 countries.

Publications & News


February 3, 2017

Park Square and WilmerHale Release 17th Annual Technology and Life Sciences Compensation and Entrepreneurship Study

Growth rate in salaries for private company technology executives track higher than comparable life science leaders for the second year in a row.

June 7, 2012

Chambers USA 2012 Final Results Announced