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Gerard McMahon

Director and Co-Founder, SHAPE Australia

Turtons is an integral part of our business success. We wouldn’t think of going anywhere else.

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We act for contractors, developers, consultants and other stakeholders in the construction industry. Click here to learn more.


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Employee Share Schemes: A Guide for Privately Owned Companies

All sorts of companies are using employee share schemes to attract, retain and motivate key staff. It's not just start-ups and large corporates. 

This guide provides a detailed overview, including:

  • pros and cons of employee share schemes
  • different models used in Australia, including option plans and phantom schemes
  • case studies
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Employee Share Schemes

4 Ingredients for a Successful Employee Share Scheme (ESOP)

Creating a successful employee share scheme is all about careful planning.  Because there are so many ways you can structure a structure an employee s...

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Investing in a business, Bringing on a New Shareholder

What is a Share Subscription Agreement?

A share subscription agreement sets out the terms on which an investor agrees to buy shares from a private company.  It is often used to formalise inf...

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Employee Share Schemes

Employee Share Schemes Tax Basics

The tax rules that apply to employee share schemes in Australia are extremely complicated. This post explains the basics, and also explains how compan...

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Employee Share Schemes

What is the vesting period in an ESOP?

The vesting period in an ESOP is the initial period when participants do not have access to all of the rights that would otherwise attach to their opt...

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