ONLINE 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.

Dates and Times

Friday 15th May – 1500 – 1730 hrs

Monday 18th May – 1500 -1730 hrs

Wednesday 20th May – 1500 -1730 hrs

Friday 22nd May – 1500 – 1700 hrs

Monday 24th May – 1500 -1730 hrs

Wednesday 27th May – 1500 -1700 hrs

Friday 29th May – 1500 – 1715 hrs

Participation Fee

€ 250 | payment by bank transfer upon receipt of our invoice with the bank details

Registration

If you are interested kindly register here

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Registration closes Wednesday 13th May.

Certification

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

Programme:

Friday 15th May, 2020
1500 – 1730hrs

 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

Monday 18th May, 2020
1500 – 1730hrs

 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

Wednesday 20th May, 2020
1500 – 1730hrs

 Session 5 – Directors, Dr. Beppe Degiorgio; (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

Friday 22nd May, 2020
1500 – 1700hrs

 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

Monday 25th May, 2020
1500 – 1730hrs

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

  • Keeping of Accounts
  • Accounting Reference Period
  • Audit & Auditors

Wednesday 27th May, 2020
1500 – 1700hrs

 Session 10 – Holding of Shares by Trustees or Fiduciaries, Dr. Anthony Cremona  (GANADO Advocates)

  • Article 127 of the Companies Act and Related Issues

Friday 29th May, 2020
1500 – 1715hrs

 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. Emma Cassar Torreggiani; (GANADO Advocates)

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