Corporate Legal Advisers and Chartered Company Secretaries

Course schedule

Classroom Training:
DateVenueDurationPrice
7 - 11 Oct 2024London5 days£4,250

Please note: prices shown above are exclusive of VAT (20%).

Course Overview

Gain insight into the pivotal roles of corporate legal advisers and company secretaries, focusing on governance, compliance, and the legal duties within a corporate environment.

Who Should Attend

  • 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

Course Outcomes

  • Describe the duties of company directors
  • Review how company boards are organised
  • Apply the oversight obligation of boards of listed companies
  • Refresh their existing and develop new commercial skills applicable to legal roles
  • Examine the importance of the Company Secretary’s role
  • Apply alternative dispute resolution techniques to resolving corporate disputes
  • Negotiate more effectively

Course Topics

Corporate Behaviours – 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 behaviour

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

  • 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 negotiables?
  • Best alternative to negotiated agreement (BATNA)

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