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. This Course has been accredited with 16 hours of structured CPE qualifying for the attainment of Professional Development Competencies in terms of the MIA CPE Regulations.

Venue and Date

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

1st, 5th, 8th, 12th, 15th, 22nd and 26th March 2012

Participation Fee

€ 220 including VAT; cheques payable to Ganado Services Ltd


To apply kindly use our online registration form.

Programme :

Thursday, 1st March 2012

1530 – 1830hrs
Session 1 Kinds of Commercial Partnerships, Dr. Caroline Bencini    

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

Monday, 5th March 2012

1530 – 1800hrs
Session 3 General Principles of Company Law, Dr. Elizabeth Ganado

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

Session 4 Capital, Dr. Marina Grech

  • 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, 8th March 2012

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

  • Appointment & Termination
  • Powers
  • Duties and Liabilities

Session 6 Meetings & Resolutions, Dr. Rosette Xuereb

  • 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)

Monday, 12th March 2012

1530 – 1800hrs
Session 7 Corporate Governance, Dr. Stephanie Sciberras             

  • 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

  • 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, 15th March 2012

1530 – 1830hrs
Session 9 Accounts, Audit & Annual Return, Mr. David Delicata

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

Thursday, 22nd March 2012

1530 – 1830hrs
Session 10 Holding of Shares by Trustees or Fiduciaries, Dr. Anthony Cremona

  • Article 127 of the Companies Act and Related Issues

Session 2 Incorporation of Companies, Dr. David Borg Carbott

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

Monday, 26th March 2012

1530 – 1830hrs
Session 11
Registrar of Companies, Dr. Edward Dalmas

  • Function of Registrar of Companies
  • Investigative Power

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

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


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