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.

Date and Time

Tuesday 13th April – 1500 -1730hrs

Thursday 15th April – 1500 – 1730hrs

Tuesday 20th April – 1500 – 1730hrs

Thursday 22nd April – 1500 -1700hrs

Tuesday 27th April – 1500 -1730hrs

Thursday 29th April – 1500 -1700hrs

Tuesday 4th May – 1500 -1715hrs

Participation Fee

€ 350 |payment by bank transfer upon receipt of our invoice with the bank details

Registration

To apply kindly use our online registration form.

Certification

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

Programme

Tuesday 13th April , 2021
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. Bettina Gatt; (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 15th April, 2021
1500 – 1730hrs

Session 3 – Directors, Dr. Beppe Degiorgio; (Ganado Advocates).

  • Appointment & Termination
  • Powers
  • Duties and Liabilities

Session 4 – 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

Tuesday 20th April , 2021
1500 – 1730hrs

Session 5 – Incorporation of Companies, Dr. Vanessa Gatt; (Ganado Advocates)

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

Session 6 – 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

Thursday 22th April , 2021
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

Tuesday 27th April , 2021
1500 – 1730hrs

Session 9 – Holding of Shares by Trustees or Fiduciaries, Dr. Anthony Cremona  (Ganado Advocates)

  • Article 127 of the Companies Act and Related Issues

Thursday 29th April , 2021
1500 – 1700hrs

Session 10 – Accounts, Audit & Annual Return, Mr. David Delicata; (Deloitte Malta)

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

Tuesday 4th May , 2021
1500 – 1715hrs

Session 11 – Registrar of Companies, Dr. Geraldine Spiteri Lucas; (Malta Business Registry)

  • 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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