In-House Counsel are faced with many
challenges. The job can include a huge variety of topics, depending upon
the activities of their organisation. So, company lawyers have to be
flexible and adaptable when their operational colleagues invite
contribution from the legal department. In this training programme,
company lawyers will have their skills refreshed and developed.
The course curriculum addresses how the
company lawyer fits into the organisation and how he or she acts as an
interface to external legal advisers. It looks at the complementary role
of the company secretary (who may be a lawyer) and his or her value to
the Board of Directors and to the maintenance of high standards in
corporate governance. The programme spends one day on the resolution of
legal disputes and another on the negotiation, structuring and drafting
of contracts and other documents.
To familiarize participants 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
Corporate Behaviours – Best Practices
Company director duties
Creating an effective board
Corporate conduct - the social responsibilities of the company
Consequences of failure in corporate behaviour
Roles and Responsibilities of the Company Secretary
Assisting the Board
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
Tools and techniques for negotiation
What are our negotiables?
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
In this interactive training course
participants will frequently work in pairs as well as in larger groups
to complete exercises as well as regional and international case
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