Company Law Course

Course Outline

The course introduces the concepts, requirements and procedures of company law with particular emphasis on the application and operation of the law.

Who should attend ?

The course will be of particular interest to staff carrying out supporting legal, administrative and finance duties relating to company law in all types of professional services and commercial firms.


Certificates of Attendance will be issued to participants who attend a minimum of five workshops.

Venue and Date

Institute of Legal Studies Tuition Centre, 19/12 Vincenti Buildings, Strait Street, Valletta VLT1432

25th, 27th March; 3rd, 8th, 10th, 15th & 23rd April, 2014

Participation Fee

€ 250; cheques payable to Institute of Legal Studies Malta


To apply kindly use our online registration form.


Tuesday, 25th March 2014

1530 – 1800hrs
Session 1 – An Overview of Commercial Partnerships, Dr. Caroline Bencini; GANADO Advocates

  • Company Law in Malta
  • Commercial Partnership as business Medium
  • The Three Commercial Partnerships
  • Fundamentals of the Partnership En Nom Collectif
  • Fundamentals of the Partnership En Commandite

 Session 2 – General Principles of Company Law, Dr. Annalise Caruana; GANADO Advocates

  • Types of Companies: Private, Private-Exempt, Public, Single-Member Companies
  • Distinction between Ownership & Control
  • Separate Juridical Personality
  • Concept of Limited Liability
  • Shareholders, Directors, Shadow Directors, Management
  • Legal Representation of Companies & Ultra Vires Rule

Thursday, 27th March 2014

1530 – 1800hrs
Session 3 – Incorporation of Companies, Dr. David Borg Carbott; GANADO Advocates

  • Incorporation of companies
  • Analysis of Memorandum & Articles of Association (Specimen) 

Session 4 – Capital, Dr. Marina Grech; GANADO Advocates

  • Capital
  • Share Capital & Debt Capital
  • Classes of Shares & Class Rights
  • Changes to a Company’s Share Capital & Maintenance of Share Capital
  • Pledging of Securities

Thursday, 3rd April 2014

1530 – 1830hrs
Session 5 – Directors, Dr. Leonard Bonello; GANADO Advocates

  • Appointment & Termination
  • Powers
  • Duties and Liabilities

 Session 6 – Meetings & Resolutions, Dr. Rosette Aqulina; GANADO Advocates

  • Calling a Meeting (Notice, Service, Agenda, Quorum)
  • Procedure at Meeting (Chairperson, Motions, Resolutions, Minutes, Approval of Minutes, Adjournments)
  • Board Meetings & Alternate Directors
  • Board Committee Meetings
  • Annual General Meetings
  • Extraordinary General Meetings
  • Ordinary & Extraordinary Resolutions
  • Voting
  • Proxies (Specimen)
  • Drafting of Notices (Specimen)
  • Drafting of Resolutions and Minutes (Specimen)

Tuesday, 8th April 2014

1530 – 1800hrs
Session 7 – Corporate Governance, Mr. Patrick Briscoe White; GANADO Advocates         

  • Corporate Governance – Definitions, Importance and Pillars thereof
  • Effective Board and the Role of the Board
  • Corporate Governance Failures : Implications for Directors
  • Code of Principles of Good Corporate Governance for Listed Companies 

Session 8 –  Company Secretary Statutory Duties and Notifications, Mr. Francesco Apap Bologna; GANADO Advocates

  • The Company Secretary
  • Procedure at Meetings
  • Transfer & Transmission of Shares
  • Register of members & register of Debentures
  • Share certificates
  • Management of Registered Office
  • Annual Return
  • Penalties & Time-Limits

Thursday, 10th April 2013

1530 – 1800hrs
Session 9 – Accounts, Audit & Annual Return, Mr. David Delicata; Deloitte

  • Keeping of Accounts
  • Accounting Reference Period
  • Audit & Auditors
  • Directors’ Report
  • Auditors’ Report
  • Laying of Accounts before General Meeting
  • Distribution of Profits- Dividends

Tuesday, 15th April, 2013

1530 – 1730hrs
Session 10 – Holding of Shares by Trustees or Fiduciaries, Dr. Anthony Cremona; GANADO Advocates

  • Article 127 of the Companies Act and Related Issues

Wednesday 23rd April 2013

1530 – 1830hrs
Session 11 –
 Registrar of Companies, Mr. Joseph Caruana; MFSA

  • Function of Registrar of Companies
  • Investigative Power

Session 12 – Dissolution & Winding-up of Commercial Partnerships, Dr. Paul Micallef Grimaud; GANADO Advocates

  • Insolvency and its Practical Relevance
  • Winding- up by the court
  • Members’ Voluntary Winding-up
  • Creditor’s Voluntary Winding-up
  • Company Recovery Procedure


Image : Mario Micallef


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