The duties and responsibilities of Directors

16 July 2021

Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility". Directors occupy a fundamental role when it comes to the corporate world. The law establishes that directors are entrusted with the management and administration of a company. In virtue of the said trust, it also bestows extensive responsibilities upon directors.

If a company is also subject to corporate governance rules emanating from rulebooks aside from the general law, then it will also be important for directors serving on the board of such companies to ensure adherence to such rules as well. This is particularly important for listed and regulated companies.

Start Time: July 16, 2021 9:00 AM Malta Time (GMT+1) 

End Time: July 16, 2021 12:00 PM Malta Time (GMT+1)

Location Details: Online. A Microsoft Teams link will be sent to you following the registration. Kindly sign in at least 5 minutes before the beginning of the class.

Price: Euro 60 (incl. VAT). Payment details will be sent via email when the registration is completed.

Sign up for this course before July 7 to enjoy an early bird reduced rate of Euro 50 (incl. VAT).

Funding can be applied for from Jobsplus for Investment in Skills.

Contact: +356 2093 1810 / advance@mt.gt.com

 

Training topics:

- Directors: types, appointment, qualifications and disqualification;

- Duties and liabilities;

- A focus on directors of listed and regulated entities;

- Good corporate governance.

 

Learning objectives

- Understanding the role of directors, including executive and non-executive roles;

- Appreciating the level of responsibility associated with the position of a director;

- Understanding the liability that may attach to the role;

- Gaining knowledge on corporate governance.

 

A certificate of completion and handouts will be provided to all participants following the completion of the training.

Your trainer
Oriana Abela Oriana leads the capital markets division within the advisory practice whereby she assists clients with the raising of debt and equity finance through the local capital market. She has taken a leading role in admitting clients to Prospects MTF, a multi-trading facility of the Malta Stock Exchange, whereby Oriana has raised a total of €36 million for eight clients over the past three years. Oriana also heads local and cross border vendor and buy-side due diligence assignments for clients operating in various sectors. Oriana has also accumulated a wealth of experience assisting both local and international clients operating across various industries through the delivery of valuations, business plans, restructuring, projections and pension provision.
Jessica Borg Jessica pursued her studies at the University of Malta first obtaining a Bachelor of Laws with Italian, followed by a Diploma of Notary Public and subsequently, graduating as a Doctor of Laws submitting a thesis in the field of contract law. Jessica then read for her Master of Arts in Financial Services degree at the University of Malta, in the pursuance of which she completed study units relating to securities regulation including funds, securities markets, the regulation of banking, EU financial services law, advanced company law matters, and the local legal framework of financial services, among others. Further to the conferment of the Master of Arts in Financial Services degree obtaining a Magna Cum Laude, Jessica was awarded the GM Corporate and Fiduciary Services Limited Prize for the best dissertation in financial services. Her dissertation is entitled ‘The Use of Distributed Ledger Technology and Smart Contracts in the Financial Services Industry: Legal Implications and Possible Applications’. Jessica has delivered training on various topics including company law, capital markets, corporate governance, prevention of market abuse, blockchain and the virtual financial assets framework which regulates the issuance of cryptoassets in or from Malta. She is also currently reading a Master of Science in Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies (Law and Regulation) at the University of Malta. As part of the said MSc, she is currently following study units on EU IT Law including an extensive analysis of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and all relevant local laws, rules, regulations and EU case-law which directly or indirectly relate to privacy and data protection. Jessica has also successfully obtained a Foundation Certificate in Trusts Law and Management. After a two year experience practicing with a local law firm specialising in the civil, commercial and private law service lines, Jessica joined Grant Thornton in 2015 focusing predominantly on the capital markets, fintech, digital assets, blockchain, innovation, financial services, corporate, trusts, compliance, capital markets, regulatory and licensing fields. She was responsible for the drafting of various contracts relating to the same areas, providing legal support for the set-up of various investment services vehicles, assisting with the drafting of public offering documentation, advising on corporate restructuring and regulatory compliance, drafting of license applications in the financial services sector, providing support of a legal and regulatory nature to licensed companies, carrying out legal and regulatory due diligence on regulated entities, and works alongside the tax and advisory teams providing legal input for projects and business plans. Jessica is a designated person in terms of the Virtual Financial Assets Act. Jessica is also a member of the Malta Chamber of Advocates.

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