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Advanced Corporate Legal Advisers and Chartered Company Secretaries - A 2-week Training Course

This two-week long course in Advanced Corporate Legal Advisers and Chartered Company Secretaries is an in-depth training programme that covers in detail a range of topics focused primarily around the theme of corporate governance.

As such the objectives of the course include:

  • Giving delegates an insight into the reasons for which corporate governance was created as a discipline
  • Providing an overview of the checks and balances that are in place regarding the boards of listed companies
  • Examining how company boards are structured
  • Making participants familiar with the duties of company directors
  • Studying the framework provided by the UK Corporate Governance Code
  • Highlighting the value of the Company Secretary role
  • Building on existing and developing new commercial skills for executives in the legal function
  • Practicing negotiation techniques

Suitability - Who should attend?

This training course is designed for:

  • 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
  • Investor Relations managers responsible for their organisation’s dealings with the finance community

Training Course Content

This Advanced Corporate Legal Advisers and Chartered Company Secretaries course will cover:

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

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

Corporate failure resulting from poor governance

  • The ineffective board
  • Examples of corporate failure: Maxwell, Polly Peck, Enron, Worldcom
  • 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

Protecting shareholders and other stakeholders

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

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

  • The pressure for corporate behaviour change
  • The Legal Background of CSR
  • Company directors’ obligations and CSR
  • Voluntary measures
  • Is CSR “Just Public Relations”?
  • CSR and corporate governance links

Roles and responsibilities of company secretary

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

Roles and responsibilities of corporate legal department

  • Typical functions
  • Adding value to company performance
  • Reducing corporate risk
  • Measuring corporate legal performance

Resolving legal disputes

  • Litigation
  • Principles of Arbitration
  • Non-binding dispute resolution methods
  • Mediation
  • Conciliation

Negotiating, drafting and structuring legal agreements

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

Expenses

In-House Training

London Corporate Training offers the possibility of delivering this training programme in-house to meet any and all company-specific training needs.

Provider: London Corporate Training Ltd

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