Corporate Legal Advisers and Chartered Company Secretaries

ICTD International Centre for Training and Development

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  • 9 days
  • in person

ICTD International Centre for Training and Development

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Who should attend

This course is suitable for:

  • New or Experienced in-house lawyers wanting to refresh their skills and knowledge about their role
  • Lawyers transferring from private practice to a corporate role
  • Executive and Non-executive Company Directors
  • Public officials in a regulatory, supervisory or compliance functions
  • Company Secretaries of public companies

About the course

This course is for new or experienced in-house lawyers wanting to refresh their skills and knowledge about their role; lawyers transferring from private practice to a corporate role; executive and non-executive company directors; public officials in regulatory, supervisory or compliance functions; and company secretaries of public companies. It enables participants to familiarize with the duties of company directors; to examine how company boards organize themselves; to highlight the checks and balance that apply to the boards of listed companies; to refresh existing and develop new commercial skills for executives working in or managing the legal function; to highlight the importance of the Company Secretary's role; to consider alternative methods of resolving corporate disputes; to practice tools and techniques in negotiation. It covers Corporate Behaviors - Best Practices; Roles and Responsibilities of the Company Secretary; Roles and Responsibilities of the Corporate Legal Department; Resolving Legal Disputes; and Negotiating, Drafting and Structuring Legal Agreements.

Course Objectives

This course aims to:

  • Familiarize participants with the duties of company directors
  • examine how company boards organize themselves
  • highlight the checks and balance that apply to the boards of listed companies
  • refresh existing and develop new commercial skills for executives working in or managing the legal function
  • highlight the importance of the Company Secretary’s role
  • consider alternative methods of resolving corporate disputes
  • Practice tools and techniques in negotiation

Course Outline

Corporate Behaviors – Best Practices

  • Company director duties
  • The role of the NED
  • Creating an effective board
  • Corporate conduct - the social responsibilities of the company
  • Consequences of failure in corporate behavior

Roles and Responsibilities of the Company Secretary

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

Roles and Responsibilities of the Corporate Legal Department

  • What's in the job of the in-house lawyer?
  • Adding value to company performance
  • Identifying and reducing corporate risks
  • Measuring the effectiveness of the corporate legal department

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

Negotiating, Drafting and Structuring Legal Agreements

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

Course Methodology

A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:

  • (30%) Based on Case Studies
  • (30%) Techniques
  • (30%) Role Play
  • (10%) Concepts
  • Pre-test and Post-test
  • Variety of Learning Methods
  • Lectures
  • Case Studies and Self Questionaires
  • Group Work
  • Discussion
  • Presentation

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