First Amendment to Employment Agreement dated April 27, 2022, between 180 Life Sciences Corp. and Jonathan Rothbard, Ph.D

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Exhibit 10.3




This First Amendment to Employment Agreement (“Amendment”), dated April 27, 2022 and effective as of the same date, unless otherwise set forth below, is entered into by and between 180 Life Sciences Corp., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), and Jonathan Rothbard (“Executive”) (collectively, the Company and Executive are the “Parties”).


WHEREAS, the Company and Executive have entered into an Employment Agreement, dated August 21, 2019, and effective November 6, 2020 (the “Agreement”)1, concerning the employment of Executive as Chief Scientific Officer of the Company;


WHEREAS, certain capitalized terms used below have the meanings given to such terms in the Agreement; and


WHEREAS, the parties wish to amend the Agreement to revise certain terms of the Agreement as set forth herein in order to reduce Company costs on a temporary basis.


NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants and agreements hereinafter set forth, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged and confirmed, the parties hereto agree as follows:


1.Effective January 1, 2022, the Base Salary of $375,000 is amended to increase such amount by 3% (the “Increase in Salary”) and effective March 1, 2022, the Base Salary is reduced by $96,562.50 (a 25% reduction) and such amounts (“Accrued Amounts”) shall be accrued until such time as the Board of Directors determines to pay such Accrued Amounts, which the Company expects will not be until it has raised a minimum of $15,000,000 (the “Funding Determination Date”);


2.$289,687.50 of such Base Salary shall be payable per the payroll practices of the Company in cash by the Company starting effective March 1, 2022 until the Funding Determination Date.


3.On the Funding Determination Date, Executive’s salary shall increase to the Base Salary taking into account the Increase in Salary (with no accrual) and the Accrued Amounts shall be paid by the Company. In addition, at the discretion of the Board of the Directors, the Base Salary on the Funding Determination Date may be further increased by 2%.


4.Any future increases to salary will be determined on an annual basis by the Company’s board of directors at the recommendation of the Compensation Committee, and the annual 10% increases provided in the Agreement shall be overridden by such future determinations by the board of directors.


5.Except to the extent modified hereby, the Agreement shall remain in full force and effect.


6.This Amendment shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties and their successors and assigns.


7.This Agreement and any signed agreement or instrument entered into in connection with this Agreement, and any amendments hereto or thereto, may be executed in one or more counterparts, all of which shall constitute one and the same instrument. Any such counterpart, to the extent delivered by means of a facsimile machine or by .pdf, .tif, .gif, .jpeg or similar attachment to electronic mail (any such delivery, an “Electronic Delivery”) shall be treated in all manner and respects as an original executed counterpart and shall be considered to have the same binding legal effect as if it were the original signed version thereof delivered in person.






IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have caused the Amendment to be executed as of the date and year first referenced above.


The “Company 180 Life Sciences Corp.
Date: April 27, 2022 By:   /s/ Ozan Pamir
  Its: CFO 
  Name: Ozan Pamir
The “Executive    
Date: April 15, 2022 By:    /s/ Jonathan Rothbard
    Jonathan Rothbard