This module (M3) is part of the certification in
Company Secretarial & Governance practice (CGO Certification).
More information about the program is available here.
It often falls to the Corporate Governance Officers (CGOs) to deal with practical and company law issues in relation to Shareholders, to act as an intermediary between the Board and the Shareholders, and to coordinate the Shareholders’ decision-making process. The Shareholders’ meeting is a key corporate body in every company. The Shareholders are notably responsible for deciding on general strategy, amendments of articles of association, appointment and removal of Board members, approval of annual accounts, or dissolution of a company. Therefore, ensuring that all Shareholders’ decisions are taken in compliance with the applicable legislation is one of the Corporate Governance Officer (CGO)’s major roles.
Main learning objectives
On successful completion of this module, participants will be able to:
- Identify different shareholders’ rights;
- Prepare and hold a shareholders’ meeting;
- Create and update a share register; and,
Document a distribution and a transfer of shares.