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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

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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Employee Share Schemes

How do employee option schemes work?

Employee option schemes are designed to allow employees to share in the value of the company’s future growth. This post explains how they work. Overvi...

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Construction Lawyers

How to resolve a difficult contract issue

Although you can't dictate how or when a contract issue will be resolved, you can take steps that will positively influence the outcome. This article ...

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