Françoise Even is counsel in the Paris Governance, Compensation and Employee Shareholding practice.
She advises major listed and non-listed European companies on the design of their employee share ownership plans, including plans with sophisticated leverage and guarantee features, as well as any other equity and compensation plans. She works on all aspects of French law related to these transactions (corporate law, securities law, establishment of collective employee shareholding funds or fonds commun de placement d’entreprise, employee-directors designation, labor law, tax law and data protection) and coordinates the implementation of these operations outside of France.
She also assists major companies to structure packages for their executives, to draft their free share and stock-option plans, their supplementary retirement plans, golden parachutes, non-compete provisions or any other benefits and more generally advises them on any issues of corporate governance.
She is equally active in the field of labor law in the context of capital market and M&A operations, cross-border mergers (the establishment of a special negotiating group) and has a great experience of writing whistleblowing procedures for French companies.
Employee stock ownership plans in France and outside of France:
Free shares, stock-option plans, cash bonus plans, retirement plans and co-investment plans:
Corporate governance issues, packages for executives and corporate officers (including the negotiation of packages in the context of the termination of the mandate or employment), Say on Pay: