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Advanced Corporate Legal Advisers and Chartered Company Secretaries

Course Information:

Online 20 hours Flexi-date£2,500.00
In-House Agreed with client FlexiblePOA
London 10 days 24-Jan£5,900.00
London 10 days 11-Apr£5,900.00
London 10 days 10-Oct£5,900.00
Dubai 10 days 10-Oct£5,250.00


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    Who should attend?

      • Company Executive and Non- Executive Directors
      • Shareholder representatives
      • Pension and Investment Fund Managers
      • Public officials in a regulatory, supervisory or compliance functions
      • Company Secretaries of public companies
      • Executives involved in strategic and operational functions, including finance, corporate strategy, human resources, and government affairs
      • Senior managers involved in setting up corporate governance initiatives
      • Corporate lawyers who wish to improve their understanding of new company law developments concerning corporate responsibility



      • Review and clarify the duties of company directors
      • Compare best practice of how company boards are organised
      • Describe the benefits to stakeholders of applying corporate governance principles
      • Develop checks and balance that apply to the boards of listed companies
      • Relate theUK Corporate Governance Code to their own environment
      • Refresh the commercial skills needed by legal and regulatory executives
      • Explore the importance of the Company Secretary’s role
      • Negotiate more effectively


    What is Corporate Governance?

      • Essential structures of corporate governance
      • Principle functions and responsibilities of the Board
      • Setting the company strategic direction
      • Establishing corporate values
      • Holding the executives to account
      • Maintaining the corporate reputation

    Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

      • The pressure for corporate behaviour change
      • The Legal Background of CSR
      • Company directors’ obligations and CSR
      • Voluntary measures

    Company Directors and Company Boards

      • Duties of a Director
      • Promoting the success of the company
      • Role of the chairman
      • Executive and Non-executive directors
      • Making a difference using
      • non-executive directors

    Roles and Responsibilities of Company Secretary

      • Assisting the Board
      • Record keeping
      • Managing the registered office
      • Supporting and managing board and company meetings

    Corporate Failure Resulting from Poor Governance

      • The ineffective board
      • Examples of corporate failure: Maxwell, Polly Peck, Enron
      • Analysis of the banking crisis as a failure of governance
      • Sarbanes-Oxley and other regulatory responses to corporate governance failure
      • Lessons learned from corporate failures

    Resolving Legal Disputes

      • Where do the problems occur?
      • Resolving disputes without
      • recourse to the courts
      • Alternative dispute resolution techniques – arbitration, mediation, conciliation
      • Other dispute procedures

    Protecting Shareholders and Other Stakeholders

      • The UK Corporate Governance Code
      • The Comply or Explain rule
      • How to protect the shareholder?
      • Communicating with the shareholder
      • Legal framework for corporate governance

    Negotiating, Drafting and Structuring Legal Agreements

      • Contract law refresher
      • Drafting legal agreements
      • Negotiation principles
      • Tools and techniques for negotiation
      • What are our negotiables?

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