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04 Jul 2022 Share schemes: Employee ownership trusts – what are they and what are the benefits?

Senior Associate, Charlie Hewlett and Associate, Hugo Brown join Tom Lethaby from RVE Corporate Finance to clarify what employee ownership trusts are and the potential pros and cons involved for business owners in the Employment Law Journal (Legallease).

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07 Jun 2022 Sharp increase in businesses transferring ownership to employees – 200% rise in the past two years

Senior Associate, Charlie Hewlett and Associate Hugo Brown highlight the threefold increase in the number of businesses transferring ownership to employees through Employee Ownership Trusts, showing how owners are increasingly waking up to the advantages of the model.

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03 May 2022 Twice as many men as women granted options in company share schemes

Charlie Hewlett, Senior Associate at Boodle Hatfield says: “The gulf in share options granted to men and women shows there is clearly considerable work to be done in narrowing the gender remuneration gap. Share option schemes can be a powerful retention tool, especially for managers in high growth sectors. These figures are likely to reflect the ongoing underrepresentation of women in such roles.

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17 May 2021 Post-termination restrictive covenants – 6 things you need to know

In the context of employment contracts, a ‘post-termination restrictive covenant’ is a clause in the contract which seeks to prevent a departing employee from engaging in certain activities after their employment has ended.

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22 Apr 2021 Early stage investments: the impact of Covid on term sheets & availability of equity funding

From looking at the headlines, there is a case for saying that the UK’s start up ecosystem was one of the few beneficiaries of the Covid pandemic.

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22 Mar 2021 Exits: six things you need to think about

Charlie Hewlett and Hugo Brown of Boodle Hatfield and James Heath of PwC Raise | Ventures highlight six points that are often overlooked or not given enough consideration prior to an exit.

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04 Mar 2021 UK Listings Rules: How do you catch a unicorn?

The UK listing rules are currently in the spotlight, with the Government keen to make London a more attractive place for listings.

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14 Dec 2020 Entrepreneurs – 6 things to know about your first funding round

For many entrepreneurs completing their first round of funding is a well earned validation of the time and energy they have to put into their venture. Here are six things entrepreneurs should bear in mind.

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12 Nov 2020 How do I start a business: Phase 1 – The Set Up

It is said that there are two barriers to entrepreneurship. The first is that many never actually do it. They discuss an idea…

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12 Nov 2020 How to start a business: Phase 2 – Getting going

It is said that there are two barriers to entrepreneurship. The first is that many never actually do it. They discuss an idea…

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