Law & Security Course

Company Law for Business Managers

Course Type: Seminar | Study Mode: Class Room
Keywords: Law | Seminar

Course Detail


Why You Should Attend This Course:

Protect yourself and get a thorough understanding of the laws and regulations governing companies and your business. Practical guidance on corporate laws will be given. Case studies and case presentations will be discussed. You will learn how to conduct your businesses effectively within the laws of business and companies.

Curriculum Overview

Course Outline:

Types of Business Organisations

  • companies
  • sole trader
  • partnerships
  • separate corporate personality : Salomom v Salomon (1897)
  • limited liability

Incorporation of Companies

  • promoters and pre-incorporation contracts
  • memorandum and articles of association
  • object clauses
  • advantages of formation of companies

Division of powers between board of directors and shareholders at general meeting

Shares and Membership

  • shareholders rights
  • maintenance of capital

Management and Administration

  • annual general meetings
  • extraordinary general meetings
  • directors duties & liabilities
  • duties of care & skill
  • insider trading of shares
  • enforcement of corporate rights
  • majority rule & minority shareholder protection
  • company administration & company secretaries
  • company registers
  • annual returns & financial accounts

Corporate & Personal Insolvency

  • winding up / liquidation of companies
  • judicial management
  • receivership of companies
  • scheme of arrangement & compromise
  • debt recovery procedures

How to Resolve Your Company/Business Disputes

  • Singapore Legal System
  • the courts
  • mediation and arbitration
  • negotiations/consultations/mini-trials
Other Information

Who Should Attend?

This course does not require you to have legal knowledge. It is for company directors, business managers, financial controllers, marketing managers & executives, business advisers, bankers, consultants, company secretaries, administrators, credit executives, finance, operation executives and ANYONE who wants to know business law.

Trainer s Profile:

Prof Catherine Tay Swee Kian is an Associate Professorial Fellow lecturing law at the National University of Singapore, Department of Strategy and Policy (NUS Business School). She is also an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore and an author of several law books, including contract law book. She is a Barrister-at-Law from Lincoln s Inn, United Kingdom.

Prof Tay studied law at Queen Mary College, University of London and graduated with a Master of Laws, in which she specialised in Company, Shipping, Insurance and Marine Insurance Laws. She did her pupillage under the Honourable Lady Mary Hogg in London and returned to Singapore in the law firm of Rodyk & Davidson.

Prof Tay was on the Board of Overseas Editors for the (United Kingdom) Journal of Financial Crime, an official publication of the Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime. She has presented papers at many conferences and seminars on Business Law, Medical Law, Company and Insolvency Laws both overseas and in Singapore. Prof Tay is an examiner on law subjects for a number of professional bodies in Singapore and overseas. She also conducts in-house seminars for hospitals, banks, statutory boards, hotels, commercial firms and companies, clubs and associations.

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