Legal Training Corporate Law

MacRoberts' corporate training programme covers a wide range of topics and can be tailored to your requirements.

Directors

  • Directors’ duties and responsibilities
  • Good governance
  • Board meetings
  • Board committees
  • Board resolutions/decision-making
  • Disqualification as a Director
  • Insolvency Act
  • Wrongful and fraudulent trading
  • Protection from personal liability – practical steps to be taken

Company Secretaries

  • How do I act as a Company Secretary?
  • Duties and responsibilities
  • Good governance

Shareholder Rights and Remedies

  • Shareholder agreements
  • Memorandum and articles of association
  • Unfair prejudice
  • Rights attached to % shareholdings
  • General Meetings
  • Shareholder decision making

Business Structures

  • Companies
  • LLPs
  • Partnerships
  • Joint Ventures
  • Unincorporated Associations

Charities

  • Choice of legal form
  • Peculiarities of the Companies Act
  • Recognition as a charity
  • Charities Bill/Act/legislative changes
  • Preservation of charitable status
  • Directors’ duties
  • Position of the charities commissioner
  • Governance issues

Investing in a Company

  • Debt or equity
  • Shareholder protection
  • Security
  • Board representation

Corporate Governance 

  • Directors
  • Shareholders
  • Company Secretary
  • Committees
  • Reporting

Joint Ventures

  • Choice of legal form
  • Costs and benefits
  • Exit strategies

Corporate Acquisitions and Disposals

  • Grooming for sale
  • Warranties and disclosures
  • Structuring the price
  • Project management
  • Doing the deal
  • Third party approvals
  • Shareholder approvals
  • Standard procedure/timetable
  • Usual suspects (causes of delay)

MBOs

  • Making the approach
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Financing the deal
  • Enhancing the management team
  • Shareholder approvals
  • Tax issues
  • Doing the deal