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.

Certification

A Certificate of Attendance will be issued to all participants indicating the attended sessions.

Venue and Date

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

3rd, 8th, 15th, 17th, 22nd, 24th & 28th October, 2019.

Participation Fee

€ 350 | cheques payable to Institute of Legal Studies Malta

Registration

To apply kindly use our online registration form.

Programme:

Thursday 3rd October, 2019
1530 – 1800hrs

Session 1 – Kinds of Commercial Partnership, Dr. Stuart Firman; (GANADO Advocates)

  • Commercial Partnership as business Medium
  • Companies Act, 1995
  • En Nom Collectif
  • En Commandite
  • Limited Liability Company
  • Other Business Forms

Session 2 – General Principles of Company Law, Dr. George Bugeja; (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

Tuesday 8th October, 2019
1530 – 1800hrs

Session 3 – Incorporation of Companies, Dr. Vanessa Gatt; (GANADO Advocates)

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

Session 4 – Capital, Dr. Saman Bugeja; (GANADO Advocates)

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

Tuesday 15th October, 2019
1530 – 1800hrs

Session 5 – Directors, Dr. James Debono; (GANADO Advocates).

  • Appointment & Termination
  • Powers
  • Duties and Liabilities

Session 6 – Meetings & Resolutions, Dr. Lorraine Poole; (GANADO Advocates)

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

Thursday 17th October, 2019
1500 – 1730hrs

Session 7 – Corporate Governance, Dr. Stephanie Coppini; (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, Dr. Stephanie Coppini (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

Tuesday 22nd October, 2019
1530 – 1745hrs

Session 11 – Registrar of Companies, Dr. Geraldine Spiteri Lucas; MBR

  • Function of Registrar of Companies
  • Investigative Power

Session 12 – Dissolution & Winding-up of Commercial Partnerships, Dr. Luisa Cassar Pullicino; (GANADO Advocates)

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

Thursday 24th October, 2019
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

Monday 28th October, 2019
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
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